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Allergic Fungal Sinusitis/Polyposis

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In the last decade, the medical community has recognized allergic fungal sinusitis as an unique clinical entity strongly associated with nasal polyps. We will review the differential diagnosis, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Appropriate management requires distinguishing allergic fungal sinusitis from other forms of chronic fungal and bacterial sinusitis. Surgical treatment initially results in dramatic improvement, and oral steroids help maintain postoperative success. However, recurrent disease eventually prevails, leaving a glaring need for improved medical treatment.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: September 1, 1996

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  • Allergy and Asthma Proceedings is a peer reviewed publication dedicated to distributing timely scientific research regarding advancements in the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology. Its primary readership consists of allergists and pulmonologists.

    The goal of the Proceedings is to publish articles with a predominantly clinical focus which directly impact quality of care for patients with allergic disease and asthma.

    Featured topics include asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, food allergies, allergic skin diseases, diagnostic techniques, allergens, and treatment modalities. Published material includes peer-reviewed original research, clinical trials and review articles.

    Articles marked "F" offer free full text for personal noncommercial use only.

    The journal is indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Science Citation Index Expanded, plus the National Library of Medicine's PubMed service.
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