Laryngopharyngeal reflux and chronic rhinosinusitis

Medical Microbiology & Diagnosis

ISSN: 2161-0703

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Laryngopharyngeal reflux and chronic rhinosinusitis

Global Medical Microbiology Summit & Expo

November 28-29, 2016 San Francisco, USA

Wang Jing

Sichuan University, China

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Med Microb Diagn

Abstract :

Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a highly prevalent disease; it affects approximately 2-16% of the adult population. The prevalence of CRS is higher in patients with comorbid diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and environmental allergies. The risk factors for chronic rhinosinusitis are focus on genetic, comorbid diseases and environmental factors. In recent years, some studies indicated that laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) was the potential risk factor for CRS. LPR is a form of Extraesophageal reflux (EER). The diagnosis methods for LPR include Reflux Symptom Index (RSI), Reflux Findings Score (RFS) and Ambulatory 24-h double pH-probe monitoring. The pathogenesis mechanism is between LPR and CRS was still controversial. Some researchers had shown that anti-reflux treatment could improve the syndrome of CRS patients. Further studies are needed to explore the relationship between LPR and CRS.

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