Inflammatory genes in nasal polyposis.

  title={Inflammatory genes in nasal polyposis.},
  author={Cl{\'a}udia Regina Figueiredo and Ismael Dale Cotrim Guerreiro da Silva and Luc Louis Maurice Weckx},
  journal={Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery},
  volume={16 1},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This paper is a review of the most recent literature concerning the role of inflammatory genes in nasal polyposis. The data provide evidence of a pivotal role for some inflammatory mediators in the development and maintenance of nasal polyps. RECENT FINDINGS Nasal polyposis is a common disease of the nasal mucosa; the exact mechanisms leading its development are still unknown. The role of the immune system in the pathogenesis of this disease is poorly understood. This lack… CONTINUE READING