What should be the focus of the medical history during evaluation for rhinosinusitis (RS)?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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A history of occupational or allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis, nasal polyps, rhinitis medicamentosa, or immunodeficiency should be sought in an evaluation for rhinosinusitis. Rhinosinusitis is more common in individuals with congenital defects that affect humoral immunity and ciliary motility, in those with cystic fibrosis, and in persons with AIDS.


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