October 22, 2014
Eosinophilic patients with chronic rhinosinusitis had significantly increased basophil counts in their nasal polyps when compared with noneosinophilic patients with chronic rhinosinusitis, according to recent study results.
Researchers in Tokyo studied 33 patients (mean age, 58.1 years; 26 men) with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with nasal polyps who were surgically treated from September 2009 to September 2012. Fourteen patients were classified eosinophilic CRS (ECRS; 13 men) and 19 patients were classified noneosinophilic CRS (non-ECRS; 13 men). CT of the sinuses was conducted before and Lund-Mackay CT scores were determined.