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Nasal polyps and sinusitis in children with cystic fibrosis.

  • A. B. Drake-Lee (a1) and D. W. Morgan (a2)

Eighteen children suffering from cystic fibrosis and nasal polyps were studied. Two patients presented with nasal polyps at two years of age; the remaining patients had an initial polypectomy at any age up to fifteen years (mean age of seven and a half years). There were no obvious correlations between the cultures of the sinus washouts and the corresponding sputum samples. Organisms were only grown from five of the fifteen wash outs and from nine of the sputum samples. The patients with severe polyposis were not obviously more atopic.

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A. B. Drake-Lee, ENT Department, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TH.
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