What is included in the long-term monitoring for allergic fungal sinusitis (AFS)?

Updated: Mar 16, 2018
  • Author: John E McClay, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Postoperative follow-up care for the first month is noted above. No set interval is established for follow-up visits after the postoperative regimen. However, the author has started requesting patient follow-up visits at 3-month intervals to detect recurrences early because recurrence is not uncommon. Immunotherapy is always recommended for these patients, thus they are monitored closely by the physician, usually an allergist, who is instituting the injections. If symptoms of sinusitis or nasal airway obstruction return, rigid or flexible rhinoscopy in the clinic or CT should be performed to evaluate for recurrent disease.


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