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Immunologic Aspects of the Pathogenesis of Chronic Sinusitis in Children

This study has been completed.
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National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) Identifier:
First received: February 23, 2000
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: November 2001
Chronic sinusitis is a common pediatric disease; it ranks among the top five infectious diseases of the upper respiratory tract. Its treatment is limited and may be due largely in part to a lack of understanding of its cause. The investigators have preliminary data to support the notion that pediatric chronic sinusitis is a distinct disease, different from acute sinusitis and adult chronic sinusitis. We are proposing to perform pathogenesis studies in children with chronic sinusitis. Specifically, we wish to elucidate the microbiologic features and immunologic factors involved in the formation of this disease. The study plan calls for microbiologic (bacterial, viral, and fungal) and immunologic (inflammatory mediators and leukocyte populations) data to be evaluated through a maxillary sinus washing and mucosal biopsies. Four populations will be studied and they are: 10 children with chronic sinusitis, 5 children with acute sinusitis (positive control), 5 children without sinusitis (negative control) and 5 adults with chronic sinusitis (positive secondary control).

Condition Intervention
Sinusitis Procedure: pathogenesis study

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

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Further study details as provided by National Center for Research Resources (NCRR):


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • chronic sinusitis confirmed by imaging study for greater than 12 weeks subjects have failed medical therapy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00004638

United States, Colorado
The Children's Hospital
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80218
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
  More Information Identifier: NCT00004638     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCRR-M01RR00069-0609
M01RR000069 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: February 23, 2000
Last Updated: June 23, 2005

Keywords provided by National Center for Research Resources (NCRR):
chronic sinusitis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Paranasal Sinus Diseases
Nose Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases processed this record on September 18, 2017