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Paroxysmal sneezing in children: two new cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1494188     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Paroxysmal sneezing is an uncommon condition primarily affecting adolescents. Most of the reported cases were thought to be psychogenic, and only two were felt to be due to nasal sensitivity. This paper reports two adolescents with paroxysmal sneezing, neither of whom had apparent psychologic or emotional problems. In one child the sneezing continued during sleep. The other child was successfully treated with topical nasal anesthesia. Both children were felt to have nasal sensitivity as the etiology of their paroxysmal sneezing. The evaluation of the patient with paroxysmal sneezing requires a thorough history and physical examination. One must not assume that every case of paroxysmal sneezing is of psychogenic origin. Topical nasal anesthesia should be tried for control of intractable paroxysmal sneezing.
R S Shapiro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of otolaryngology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0381-6605     ISO Abbreviation:  J Otolaryngol     Publication Date:  1992 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-03-05     Completed Date:  1993-03-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610513     Medline TA:  J Otolaryngol     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  437-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Intranasal
Beclomethasone / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Cocaine / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Lidocaine / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Prednisone / therapeutic use
Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial / complications*
Reg. No./Substance:
137-58-6/Lidocaine; 4419-39-0/Beclomethasone; 50-36-2/Cocaine; 53-03-2/Prednisone

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