Patient‐reported signs of dampness at home may be a risk factor for chronic rhinosinusitis: A cross‐sectional study

  title={Patient‐reported signs of dampness at home may be a risk factor for chronic rhinosinusitis: A cross‐sectional study},
  author={C Ahlroth Pind and Mar{\'i}a Ingibj{\"o}rg Gunnbj{\"o}rnsd{\'o}ttir and Anders Bjerg and Bengt J{\"a}rvholm and Bo Lundb{\"a}ck and Andrei Malinovschi and Roelinde J. M. Middelveld and Johan Nilsson Sommar and Dan Norb{\"a}ck and Christer Janson},
  journal={Clinical \& Experimental Allergy},
  pages={1383 - 1389}
An association between dampness at home and respiratory conditions has been convincingly demonstrated in children. Fewer studies have been performed in adults, and data are lacking for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). With a prevalence of 10.9% in Europe, CRS imposes a significant burden on quality of life, as well as economy. 
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