Misdiagnosis Common in Allergy vs Sinusitis Cases: US Report

New research out of UC examines the incidence of people who are being treated for allergies when they actually have chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), and the medicines they are taking for their allergy symptoms have little effect. U.S. News & World Report published a report on the research, interviewing the lead author Ahmad Sedaghat, MD, PhD, of the UC College of Medicine.

"We have seen so many patients suffer for so long due to the confusion between allergies and CRS," said Sedaghat. "I've had patients who tell me that they have been treated with allergy shots for 10, 20 or more years without relief of their symptoms but who after we discovered they had CRS and we started them on appropriate treatment, achieved relief within a few months."

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