It is only within the last few years that sinusitis in infants and in children has been receiving the interest and attention it deserves, and even now the importance of this most common of all infantile disease has not received due emphasis, for one still finds that many practitioners and even pediatricians are treating patients with conditions such as bronchitis, asthma, gastro-intestinal disturbances and otitis media without sufficient regard to the control of the frequently coexisting sinus infection. While it is perhaps generally accepted that sinusitis may be an important factor in pathologic disturbances in older children, there seems to be a reluctance to attach any great significance to sinus infection in infants, and many physicians still believe that the sinuses of infants are insufficiently developed to be of pathologic importance, despite the anatomic proofs to the contrary.
While the association of sinusitis with respiratory disturbances and general
EDWARD H. CAMPBELL. ASSOCIATION OF ACUTE SINUSITIS AND ACUTE OTITIS MEDIA IN INFANTS AND IN CHILDREN. Arch Otolaryngol. 1932;16(6):829–844. doi:10.1001/archotol.1932.00630040844006