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The management of sinusitis in children

Korean Journal of Pediatrics 2007;50(4):328-334.
Published online April 15, 2007.
The management of sinusitis in children
Manyong Han
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Pochon CHA University, Sungnam, Korea
소아 부비동염의 치료
포천중문의과대학 분당차병원 소아과
Manyong Han, Email: drmesh@cha.ac.kr
Sinusitis is a common medical problem in children. The prevalence of penicillin-resistant S. pneumoniae infection has been increased during the last decade. The medical management is based on the choice of antimicrobial agents. This article reviews current literatures on the management of acute bacterial sinusitis and chronic sinusitis, with an emphasis on penicillin-resistant S. pneumoniae infection. This article also explores the potential pathophysiologic mechanisms of chronic sinusitis.
Key Words: Sinusitis , Management , Streptococcus pneumoniae , Chronic sinusitis

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