Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis: LRH Experience
Objective: To determine the characteristics of allergic fungal rhinosinusits experienced at a tertiary care hospital.
Material and Methods: This study was conducted
at the Department of ENT, Head and Neck surgery, PGMI / LRH Peshawar Pakistan. All the patients ful-filling the inclusion criteria were properly evaluated in terms of detailed history, thorough examination and appropriate investigations. Biopsy was taken and on getting diagnosis necessary surgical intervention was carried out followed by medical therapy. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 17.
Conclusion: Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis (AFRS) was a common finding in middle age poor people liv-ing in humid climate. Nasal discharge was the commo-nest presentation of this disease. Aspergillus sp. was the commonest isolates of AFRS.
Key Words: Rhinosinusitis, Fungal sinusitis, Allergic sinusitis, Allergic mucin.
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