Sublingual immunotherapy and omalizumab cured allergic chronic rhinosinusitis and asthma: coincidence or synergistic effect?

A 21-year-old man with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) and comorbid asthma the last ten years was referred for allergy evaluation. The diagnosis of CRSwNP was based on the patient ’s symptomatology (nasal congestion, atypical facial pain, hyposmia/anosmia), nasal endoscopy, and the objective evidence of mucosal inflammation (complete opacification of the paranasal sinuses on CT-scan that revealed marked mucosal thickening with partial opacification of right maxillary sinus, near complete opacification of left maxillary sinus, and complete opacification of right and left frontal and anterior ethmoid sinus, and right and left osteomeatal complex with associated bone remodeling).
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Challenging Clinical Cases Source Type: research

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Source: Expert Review of Hematology - Category: Hematology Tags: Expert Rev Hematol Source Type: research
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Chronic rhinosinusitis is a long-lasting medical condition, usually caused by infection or exposure to irritants, such as allergies, that affects one in seven American adults. Symptoms include nasal obstruction, nasal congestion, nasal drainage, loss of smell and taste, and facial pain and pressure. Some people with chronic rhinosinusitis also develop additional symptoms, such as asthma and nasal polyps, that are exacerbated by underlying allergies. A nasal polyp is a noncancerous tumor that grows from the lining of the nose or sinuses and affects the drainage system of the sinuses. While chronic rhinosinusitis is not a li...
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ConclusionThe E/M ratio is a useful predictor for the recurrence of CRSwNP in the Chinese population.
Source: International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Research Articles February 2017 Source Type: research
Publication date: July–August 2016 Source:The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, Volume 4, Issue 4 Author(s): Whitney W. Stevens, Robert P. Schleimer, Robert C. Kern Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) is an important clinical entity diagnosed by the presence of both subjective and objective evidence of chronic sinonasal inflammation. Symptoms include anterior or posterior rhinorrhea, nasal congestion, hyposmia, and/or facial pressure or pain that last for a duration of more than 12 weeks. Nasal polyps are inflammatory lesions that project into the nasal airway, are typically ...
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: EESS for patients with CRSwNP and with asthma may help to improve the subjective olfaction and endoscopic appearance. PMID: 26980396 [PubMed - in process]
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research
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