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Topical Management of chronic rhinosinusitis - A literature review

Published on: 26th April, 2019

Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is an inflammatory condition involving nasal passages and the paranasal sinuses for 12 weeks or longer [1]. It can be subdivided into three types: CRS with nasal polyposis (CRS with NP), CRS without nasal polyposis (CRS without NP), and Allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (AFRS). To diagnose CRS we require at least two of four of its cardinal signs/symptoms (nasal obstruction, mucopurulent discharge, facial pain/pressure, and decreased sense of smell). In addition, direct visualization or imaging for objective documentation of mucosal inflammation is required. CRS therapy is aimed to reduce its symptoms and improve quality of life as it cannot be cured in most patients. Thus, the goals of its therapy include the following:
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