Chronic Rhinosinusitis Prevalent in US Patients with Bronchiectasis, Study Reports

Chronic Rhinosinusitis Prevalent in US Patients with Bronchiectasis, Study Reports
Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is prevalent among U.S. patients with bronchiectasis, and is associated with several other conditions, including asthma, allergic rhinitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and antibody deficiency, a study has found. The study, “Prevalence and Characterization of Chronic Rhinosinusitis in Patients with Non–Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis at a Tertiary Care Center in the United States,” was published in the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. Bronchiectasis is typically divided into two categories: cystic fibrosis (CF)-associated and non-CF-associated, depending on whether it is linked to CF, a genetic disease that affects the lungs. Only non-CF-associated bronchiectasis was investigated in this report. Although the precise sequence of events that leads to bronchiectasis is not fully understood, it is thought that a “vicious cycle” of inflammation, airway damage, impaired mucus clearance, and frequent respiratory infections play a
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