ISSN ONLINE: 2558-815X
ISSN PRINT: 1584-9244
ISSN-L: 1584-9244

Acute rhinitis in infants

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Acute rhinitis is an inflammation of the nasal lining which can affect the new-born from the first days of life.
The aetiology of acute rhinitis consists in a variety of factors, of viral or bacterial nature, in the physiopathology of this disease being involved some common or predisposing factors, comprising physical agents such as humidity, cold temperature, dry heat and sudden temperature changes that trigger some vasomotor disturbances, collectivities due to increased possibilities of contagion, some acute or chronic nasal breathing disorders, physical fatigue, daily diet, metabolic endocrine dysfunction, and last but not least, nervous stress.
All these factors disrupt local and general defence mechanisms of the body. Without a prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment it may rise the risk of developing complications that can leave sequelae and can lead to fatal outcomes.

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