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Mulberry hypertrophy and accompanying sinonasal pathologies: A review of 68 cases

August 21, 2016  |  Davut Akduman, MD; Mehmet Haksever, MD; Muhammed Yanilmaz, MD; Fevzi Solmaz, MD


Mulberry hypertrophy occasionally coexists with sinonasal pathologies. There are very few reports in the literature on this clinical entity. We conducted a retrospective study to draw attention to this condition in the context of accompanying sinonasal pathologies. Our study...

Improvement in allergic and nonallergic rhinitis: A secondary benefit of adenoidectomy in children

June 5, 2015  |  Meir Warman, MD; Esther Granot, MD; Doron Halperin, MD, MHA


Chronic rhinitis (CR) is a common disorder in children. Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a risk factor for CR, and children with AR tend to suffer more from hypertrophic adenoids than do patients with nonallergic rhinitis (NAR). Few studies have addressed the issue of alleviating...

Comparison of clinical differences between patients with allergic rhinitis and nonallergic rhinitis

September 19, 2013  |  Mustafa Akarcay, MD; Murat C. Miman, MD; Tamer Erdem, MD; Semih Oncel, MD; Orhan Ozturan, MD; Erol Selimoglu, MD


We conducted a retrospective study to investigate the clinical differences between subtypes of rhinitis patients. Our findings were based on a detailed history and nasal examination. The study population was made up of 910 patients who had at least two rhinitis symptoms. These...

The impact of pulmonary tuberculosis treatment on the prevalence of allergic rhinitis

August 22, 2013  |  Carren Teh Sui Lin, MBBS, MS(ORL-HNS); Gopala Krishnan, MBBS, FRSC(Ed); and Anura Michelle Manuel, MBBS, MS(ORL-HNS)


Atopy is a syndrome characterized by immediate hypersensitivity reactions to common environmental antigens. The “hygiene hypothesis” stipulates that childhood infections are associated with a lower risk of allergies. Not much has been published about the effects that the...

Traumatic unilateral vasomotor rhinitis

November 1, 2012  |  Evan J. Harlor, DO; J. Scott Greene, MD; Catherine Considine, DO


Vasomotor rhinitis (VMR) is a commonly encountered entity that may be difficult to diagnose. The classic symptoms are clear rhinorrhea and nasal congestion, commonly brought on by exercise, stress, heat, cold, and environmental irritants. The diagnosis is one of exclusion, and...

Serum levels of advanced oxidation protein products in response to allergen exposure in allergic rhinitis

August 10, 2012  |  Fadlullah Aksoy, MD; Yavuz Selim Yıldırım, MD; Bayram Veyseller, MD; Hasan Demirhan, MD; Orhan Özturan, MD


Patients with asthma, allergic rhinitis, or atopic dermatitis experience increased oxidative stress. We conducted a prospective study to examine the levels of advanced oxidation protein products (AOPPs) as an indicator of oxidative stress in 97 patients with...

Nasal eosinophilia as a marker for allergic rhinitis: A controlled study of 50 patients

March 1, 2012  |  Akefeh Ahmadiafshar, MD, Daryoosh Taghiloo, MD, Abdolreza Esmailzadeh, PhD, and Behnaz Falakaflaki, MD


Eosinophils are the principal effector cells involved in the pathogenesis of allergic inflammation. We conducted a study to investigate the validity of the nasal smear examination for detecting eosinophilia in patients with allergic rhinitis. Our study group was made up of 50...

Chronic rhinitis: A manifestation of leprosy

September 21, 2011  |  Ivan D. Camacho, MD, Anne Burdick, MD, MPH, Latanya Benjamin, MD, and Roy Casiano, MD


Leprosy, or Hansen disease, is an infection that affects the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract and may manifest with nasal symptoms of chronic rhinitis, including nasal congestion, rhinorrhea, and intermittent epistaxis. We present a case of a woman diagnosed with...

Invasive fungal rhinitis caused by Paecilomyces lilacinus infection: Report of a case and a novel treatment

December 17, 2010  |  Shawn C. Ciecko, MD and Richard Scher, MD


Invasive fungal infections of the sinonasal tract are a rare but known entity in immunocompromised patients. Paecilomyces lilacinus is a nematophagous fungi with septate hyphae that has afflicted humans in multiple forms, causing cutaneous, ocular, and sinonasal...

Impaired mucociliary clearance in allergic rhinitis patients is related to a predisposition to rhinosinusitis

April 1, 2009  |  Ioannis Vlastos, MD, Ioannis Athanasopoulos, MD, PhD, Nicholas S. Mastronikolis, MD, PhD, Theodora Panogeorgou, MD, Vassilios Margaritis, MD, Stefanos Naxakis, MD, PhD, and Panos D. Goumas, MD


Although mucociliary clearance has been shown to be impaired in patients with allergic rhinitis and chronic rhinosinusitis, its exact role in relation to a predisposition to rhinosinusitis is unknown. To investigate this possible association, we conducted a prospective study of...

Long-term immunotherapy for perennial allergic rhinitis: Relationship of specific IgG levels to skin-prick test results and clinical symptoms and signs

December 1, 2008  |  Rauf Tahamiler, MD, Salih Canakcioglu, MD, Suleyman Yilmaz, MD, and Huseyin Isildak, MD


We studied 63 adults with perennial allergic rhinitis and positive skin-prick tests for Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Dp) and Dermatophagoides farinae (Df) who had not previously received any type of immunotherapy or pharmacotherapy for their condition. We...

Prevalence of autoimmune thyroid disease in chronic rhinitis

September 1, 2008  |  William R. Reisacher, MD, FACS, FAAOA


A retrospective, controlled study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of autoimmune thyroid disease in 111 adult patients with allergic (77) and nonallergic (34) rhinitis seen in a private ENT/allergy practice in the lower Hudson Valley, New York. The control group...


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