Which physical findings are characteristic of mold-related allergic fungal sinusitis (AFS)?

Updated: Sep 18, 2017
  • Author: Shih-Wen Huang, MD; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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AFS generally produces a subacute or chronic course of sinus involvement. All pediatric patients presented with nasal polyposis and progressive facial deformity.

Patients may report dull pressure on the face or head. Persistent, sometimes unilateral, nasal stuffiness, hyposmia, purulent and postnasal secretion, sore throat, fetid breath, and malaise are always present. The secretions often pool in the nasopharynx at night. The increasing postnasal drainage with resultant cough may be accompanied by wheezing.


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