Allergy and chronic rhinosinusitis.

  title={Allergy and chronic rhinosinusitis.},
  author={John H. Krouse},
  journal={Otolaryngologic clinics of North America},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={1257-66, ix-x}
  • John H. Krouse
  • Published 2005 in Otolaryngologic clinics of North America
The association between chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and allergy of the upper respiratory system has been discussed for many years,but much of this discussion has been anecdotal. Although epidemiologic evidence supports the increased prevalence of CRS among patients who have allergic rhinitis, and treatment of upper airway inflammation and allergy has been shown to decrease morbidity in patients who have CRS, but pathophysiologic mechanisms linking the two disease states have not been well… CONTINUE READING