Antibody deficiency in chronic rhinosinusitis: Epidemiology and burden of illness

@inproceedings{Ocampo2013AntibodyDI,
  title={Antibody deficiency in chronic rhinosinusitis: Epidemiology and burden of illness},
  author={Christopher J. Ocampo and Anju Tripathi Peters},
  booktitle={American journal of rhinology & allergy},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND A subset of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) has refractory disease. The risk factors for refractory CRS include atopy, a disrupted mucociliary transport system, medical conditions affecting the sinonasal tract mucosa, and immunodeficiency. METHODS We review four primary immunodeficiencies reported in individuals with CRS: common variable immune deficiency (CVID), selective IgA deficiency, IgG subclass deficiency, and specific antibody deficiency. We also review treatment… CONTINUE READING
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