Geographic variation in allergic fungal rhinosinusitis

B. J. Ferguson, L. Barnes, J. M. Bernstein, D. Brown, C. E. Clark, P. R. Cook, W. S. DeWitt, S. M. Graham, B. Gordon, A. R. Javer, J. H. Krouse, F. A. Kuhn, H. L. Levine, S. C. Manning, B. F. Marpie, A. H. Morgan, J. D. Osguthorpe, D. Skedros, B. M. Rains, H. H. RamadanJ. E. Terrell, A. J. Yonkers

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Allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (AFRS) has a worldwide distribution. This survey of 20 otolaryngologic practices throughout the United States confirmed a variation in the frequency of AFRS relative to endoscopic sinus procedures performed for all other diagnoses. The highest incidence occurred in Memphis, Tennessee at 23%, with three other southern practices reporting a frequency of at least 10%. In the northern locations the frequency ranged from 0 to 4%. No correlation with mould counts was demonstrated, possibly because of incomplete mould data relative to most of the surgical locations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-449
Number of pages9
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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  • Otorhinolaryngology


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