American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Evaluation Of Growth Indices In Children With Recurrent Pharyngotonsilitis Due To Adenotonsilar Hypertrophy: A Case Control Study

Keramat Mozafarinia

DOI : 10.3844/ajidsp.2008.92.95

American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Volume 4, Issue 2

Pages 92-95


Children in 2 to 9 years old is sensitive to growth. Chronic infectious diseases may affect on child growth and recurrent pharyngotonsilitis due to adenotonsilar hypertrophy is main disease in children and may cause failure to thrive (FTT). The aim pf this study was to investigate relation between growth rate and adenotonsillar hypertrophy in Iranian subample children. We selected 76 children between 2-9 years old who suffered from chronic adenotonsilar hypertrophy and tonsillitis more than two years evaluated and compared with normal control group, by the results of the development indices. Analysis was done by EPI-6 and SPSS-12 soft wares. According to revealed results in both groups all of percentile less than 3rd were WAP = 23.8, WHP = 17.8, HAP = 18.1 (P = 0.006) and WAP was significant difference between two groups (P = 0.045). Also there is no significant difference for WHP, WHZ, HAZ. Chronic and recurrent infection of adenotonsilar hypertrophy affecting body growth process and diminishes weight/age and height/age ratio and percentile.


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