European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 152, Issue 3, pp 265–266

Ear disease is not a common complication in cystic fibrosis

  • M. Cipolli
  • M. Canciani
  • M. Cavazzani
  • P. Uras
  • P. Zampieri
  • G. Mastella
Pneumology

DOI: 10.1007/BF01956160

Cite this article as:
Cipolli, M., Canciani, M., Cavazzani, M. et al. Eur J Pediatr (1993) 152: 265. doi:10.1007/BF01956160

Abstract

Although upper respiratory tract involvement is a common finding in cystic fibrosis (CF), there is no agreement on whether hearing is affected in these patients. We studied 75 CF subjects and 50 healthy agematched children with the same audiological protocol. An original scoring system was used to quantify the degree of hearing involvement (normal, mild, moderate and severe) in each subject. Prevalence of ear involvement in children with CF was similar to that in agematched control subjects (25.4% and 18% respectively,P>0.05). Ear disease in CF was not related to pulmonary disease, radiological sinusitis, nasal polyposis, or use of parenteral aminoglycosides. These data showed that the risk of ear disease in CF was not increased even if patients with severe audiological involvement were described only in the CF group.

Key words

Cystic fibrosisNasal polyposisHearing lossParanasal sinuses

Abbreviation

CF

cystic fibrosis

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Cipolli
    • 1
  • M. Canciani
    • 1
  • M. Cavazzani
    • 2
  • P. Uras
    • 2
  • P. Zampieri
    • 2
  • G. Mastella
    • 1
  1. 1.Cystic Fibrosis CentreOspedale Civile MaggioreVeronaItaly
  2. 2.Department of OtorhinolaryngologyUniversity of VeronaItaly