oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Allergic fungal rhinosinusitis : review article

Volume 26, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



Allergic fungal rhinosinusitis is a distinct form of chronic rhinosinusitis characterised by the formation of nasal polyps, accumulation of eosinophilic mucin and possible bony erosion and mucocoele formation. A type I hypersensitivity to fungi is present. Management is both medical and surgical, with regular follow-up. Endoscopic sinus surgery and systemic and topical corticosteroids play key roles in management. Allergen-specific immunotherapy is an attractive additional treatment.

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