Effectiveness, quality of life, and cost of caring for children in France with recurrent acute rhinopharyngitis
managed by homeopathic or non-homeopathic general practitioners.
Clinical symptoms disease virus (Ct) Pav-1 Fever, cough, HSCT (AML) EV-104 rhinorrhea Pav-2 Chronic None EV-104 rhinopharyngitis
Pav-3 Fever, rhinorrhea, AML EV-104 conjunctivitis (chemotherapy) Pav-4 Chronic None EV-104 rhinopharyngitis
Pav-5 Cough, rhinorrhea, HSCT (AML) EV-104/RSV diarrhea, wheezing (18.53) * HEV, human enterovirus; Ct, cycle threshold; HRV, human rhinovirus; NPA, nasopharyngeal aspirate; HSCT, hematopoietic stem cell transplant; AML, acute myelocytic leukemia; RSV, respiratory syncytial virus.
The ailments most frequently cited affect the respiratory (36% of families used botanical remedies for asthma, rhinopharyngitis, allergic rhinitis and sinusitis) and gastrointestinal systems (28% used plants for gastritis and reflux).
Plants were used without restrictions, even for children, except for the use of the fresh juice of Citrus aurantifolia (Christm.) Swingle, where the dosage was reported to be half of that used by adults to treat the symptoms of rhinopharyngitis.
Three meta-analyses (8-10) on the effect of antibiotics in rhinosinusitis and 5 of 6 recent trials investigating the effect of antibiotics in rhinosinusitis, (11-13) rhinitis, (14) and bacterial rhinopharyngitis (15) almost exclusively studied patients with a diagnosis established by laboratory or imaging investigation.
Included were patients with clinical suspicion of sinusitis and abnormalities on CT scan, (12) patients with unilateral facial pain and elevated C-reactive protein levels or erythrocyte sedimentation rate, (13) and patients with rhinopharyngitis and positive bacteriologic cultures of nasopharyngeal secretions.
Chronic rhinitis and rhinopharyngitis
. In: Nelson Text Book of Pediatrics, 12th ed.
Necrotizing pneumonia is often preceded by a viral-like illness with signs of rhinopharyngitis
. Viruses such as the influenza A virus have been isolated concomitantly with the PVL-positive S.
It is used popularly to treat rhinopharyngitis
, nasal congestion, certain skin diseases, gastric disorders, fever and bacterial infections (Rojas et al., 1992; Malan et al., 1988).
tonsillitis, bronchitis, sinusitis and rhinopharyngitis