Allergic fungal rhinosinusitis - a new staging system.

  title={Allergic fungal rhinosinusitis - a new staging system.},
  author={C M Philpott and Armin R Javer and Allan Clark},
  volume={49 3},
BACKGROUND The existing Kupferberg post-operative endoscopic staging system for allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (AFRS) has 4 stages (0-3) based on the `global` appearance of one side of the nose. Patients may however show visual improvement and yet remain at the same stage due to persistence in one sinus cavity, thus making the staging system ineffective. The aim of this study was to validate a new system that allows greater sensitivity in characterising the inflammation seen endoscopically… CONTINUE READING


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