Chronic Rhinosinusitis With Nasal Polyposis: Early Diagnosis

Stella Lee, MD


February 28, 2020

Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP) is a common condition that significantly affects quality of life and results in more than a million surgeries a year worldwide.

Symptoms of CRSwNP often mimic allergic rhinitis or bacterial rhinosinusitis, and patients frequently receive inappropriate prescriptions for allergy medications and even multiple courses of antibiotics. But appropriate therapeutic intervention can help to relieve CRSwNP symptoms, prevent unnecessary pain and suffering, reduce disease progression, and potentially prevent the need for nasal polypectomy.

Dr Stella Lee from the University of Pittsburgh discusses the importance of early and accurate diagnosis of CRSwNP, which is now viewed as a long-term, systemic inflammatory disorder, as well as strategies to assess symptom and disease severity.


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