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Understanding Pediatric Chronic Rhinosinusitis: A Review of Cases

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ORL-Head & Neck Nursing

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Pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis (PCRS) is a prevalent and challenging condition for which excellent otorhinolaryngology (ORL) nursing care has the potential to provide significant patient benefit. Despite its commonality, the pathophysiology and treatment of PCRS are often misunderstood, even by treating clinicians. This article aims to provide an overview of PCRS and explores several of its manifestations using a case study format. Since many children with this condition are between the ages of 6 to 18 years, nursing care should be tailored to these developmental levels. A description of developmentally appropriate nursing care for children suffering from this common condition is therefore provided.


respiratory tract diseases, pediatric nursing, adrenal cortex hormones therapeutic use, antibiotics combined, child, chronic disease, endoscopy, female, hypersensitivity, leukotriene antagonists, male, multidisciplinary care team, mycoses diagnosis, otorhinolaryngology and head-neck nursing, paranasal sinuses anatomy and histology, prednisone, quality of life, rhinosinusitis, tomography

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