The pathogenesis of nasal polyposis is unknown. Polyp development has been linked to chronic inflammation, autonomic nervous system dysfunction, and genetic predisposition. Most theories consider polyps to be the ultimate manifestation of chronic inflammation; therefore, conditions leading to chronic inflammation in the nasal cavity can lead to nasal polyps. Nasal polyps are associated more strongly with conditions and diseases that do not have an allergy component than with those that do.
The following are associated with multiple benign polyps:
Allergic fungal sinusitis
Primary ciliary dyskinesia
Young syndrome (ie, chronic sinusitis, nasal polyposis, azoospermia)
Nonallergic rhinitis with eosinophilia syndrome
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Cite this: Arlen D. Meyers. Fast Five Quiz: Nasal Polyp Practice Essentials - Medscape - May 14, 2020.