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Use of nasal cytology in the diagnosis of occult chronic sinusitis in asthmatic children.

Authors
  • Jong, C N
  • Olson, N Y
  • Nadel, G L
  • Phillips, P S
  • Gill, F F
  • Neiburger, J B
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of allergy
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1994
Volume
73
Issue
6
Pages
509–514
Identifiers
PMID: 7998666
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We feel that the Rhinoprobe, with criteria of > or = 5 neutrophils per high power field, may be useful as a screen for occult chronic sinusitis in childhood asthma. Confirmation of sinusitis via X-ray is still necessary if neutrophils are present on Rhinoprobe nasal cytology.

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