What is the prognosis 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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The prognosis for people with AFS is generally good if the treatment combines the surgical removal of allergic mucin, opening of breakage at the ostium of sinus tracts, and the use of a systemic corticosteroid. If poorly treated, AFS may cause chronic damage to the sinus cavity, which leads to chronic sinusitis.


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