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Alternative medical treatment strategies for chronic hyperplastic eosinophilic sinusitis.

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Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:

Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is one of the most common chronic illnesses in the United States. Although CRS has been viewed traditionally as an infectious disease, treatment focused on antibiotics and surgery has not infrequently provided disappointing results.

RECENT FINDINGS:

Recently much of CRS has been shown to be an eosinophilic inflammatory disease and new anti-inflammatory treatments are being studied.

SUMMARY:

This review discusses medical management for chronic hyperplastic eosinophilic sinusitis, including antifungal treatment, low-dose macrolide treatment, antilipid mediator therapy, and new immune-modifying treatments.

PMID:
15654217
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