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Nasal smear eosinophils and allergic rhinitis

November 3, 2017  |  Indranil Pal, MS; Anindita Sinha Babu, MD; Indranil Halder, MD; Saumitra Kumar, MS


Our aim was to find out the association between nasal smear eosinophil count and allergic rhinitis (AR) and to determine a cutoff value that is significant for a diagnosis of AR. We also wanted to determine whether this count is related to the predominant symptoms, duration, or...

Is there an association between migraine and allergic rhinitis?

June 20, 2017  |  Isil Adadan Guvenc, MD; Mustafa Acar, MD; Nuray Bayar Muluk, MD; Nagehan Erdogmus Kucukcan, MD; Cemal Cingi, MD


We conducted a prospective study to evaluate nasal signs and symptoms and to perform allergen-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) testing to investigate the relationship between migraine and allergic rhinitis. Our study group consisted of 40 patients diagnosed with migraine-22 men...

Long-term follow-up of KTP laser turbinate reduction for the treatment of obstructive rhinopathy

April 30, 2017  |  Hemal Raja, FRCS, ORL-HNS; Scott Mitchell, MBChB, MRCS, DOHNS; George Barrett, MRCS, DOHNS; Ashish Sharma, MBBS, MA, MRCS, MRCP; Derek W. Skinner, FRCS, ORL-HNS


We investigated the subjective, long-term, patient-reported symptom control after endoscopic potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) laser reduction of the inferior turbinates. Symptoms were listed preoperatively and patients were asked, via telephone interview, the status of their...

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...


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