The Prevalence of Allergic Rhinitis in Patients with Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Bakhshaee, Mehdi and Jabari, Farahzad and Ghassemi, Mohammad Mehdi and Hourzad, Shiva and Deutscher, Russell and Nahid, Kianoosh (2014) The Prevalence of Allergic Rhinitis in Patients with Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 26 (4). pp. 245-249.

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Introduction: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a multifactorial disease. Allergies are considered a predisposing factor to CRS; however, this remains controversial. The objective of this research was to investigate the prevalence of co-morbidities and allergic reaction, and to specify the most common allergens in patients with confirmed CRS. Materials and Methods: One hundred patients with signs and symptoms of CRS who met the diagnostic endoscopic and radiologic criteria of chronic rhinosinusitis were selected. They filled out a questionnaire and underwent a skin prick test for the common inhalant allergens. Allergic rhinitis was diagnosed according to the history and positive skin prick tests. Results: The mean age of patients was 34. Males were slightly more involved (54). The prevalence of polypoid and none-polypoid rhinosinusitis was 54 and 46 respectively. The patients’ most common symptoms were nasal discharge (95), blockage (94), smell disorders (63), cough (45), halitosis (41), lethargy (37), and aural fullness (36). Allergy to at least one allergen was noted in 64 of the CRS patients which is higher than general population in Mashhad, Iran with allergic rhinitis (22.4). Salsola was the most common allergen. There was no significant difference in allergic reactions between polypoid and non-polypoid CRS patients. Conclusion: Allergic reactions was found in Iranian CRS patients with or without polyposis to be much higher than general population in Mashhad with allergic rhinitis alone.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WV Otolaryngology
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Otorhinolaryngology
Depositing User: ijo ijo
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 13:35
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2017 13:35

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