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Prevalence of extramucosal fungal elements in sinonasal polyposis: a mycological and pathologic study in an Egyptian population.
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PMID:  20832908     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE AND HYPOTHESIS: The objective of the study was to define the true incidence of fungal elements in the nasal and sinus mucous in cases of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with bilateral polyposis compared with normal controls-in an Egyptian African population-via mycological and histologic techniques.
STUDY DESIGN: This study was conducted prospectively on 100 patients with the clinical diagnosis of CRS with bilateral nasal polyposis. Fifty volunteers with no history of nasal or paranasal sinus disease served as a control group.
RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The postulated criteria for the diagnosis of allergic fungal sinusitis were present in 92% of CRS with polyposis, suggesting that fungi are involved in the disease process of most CRS patients.
Ahmed Bassiouny; Ashraf Ragab; Abdel Fattah Attia; Ahmed Atef; Nadia Hafez; Essam Ayad; Hany Sameer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of otolaryngology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1532-818X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Otolaryngol     Publication Date:    2011 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-04     Completed Date:  2011-12-13     Revised Date:  2012-09-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8000029     Medline TA:  Am J Otolaryngol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  308-17     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology, Cairo University, 7 El Shaheed Mahmoud Afifi St., Almaza, Cairo, Egypt.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Egypt / epidemiology
Follow-Up Studies
Fungi / isolation & purification*
Middle Aged
Nasal Lavage
Nasal Mucosa / microbiology*,  pathology
Nasal Polyps / epidemiology*,  microbiology,  pathology
Paranasal Sinuses / microbiology*,  pathology
Prospective Studies
Rhinitis / epidemiology,  microbiology*,  pathology
Sinusitis / epidemiology,  microbiology*,  pathology
Young Adult

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