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Free Content What drives the inflammatory response in rhinosinusitis

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The dilemma of treating chronic sinusitis continues to confuse clinicians. When mucosal thickening does not respond to aggressive antibiotic therapy, other etiologies should be considered. Perhaps the most likely is the inflammatory response. In comparison with asthma, chronic sinusitis exhibits amazing similarities. Atopic dermatitis also exhibits similar inflammatory responses that lead to thickening of the skin in a manner not dissimilar to mucosal thickening. The interactions amid eosinophils, lymphocytes, leukotrienes, interleukins, and epithelial cells serve as a reminder that there is one immune response and similarities exist in the pathophysiology of these conditions.

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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 November 2006

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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.

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