Copious Nasal Secretions Since Early Childhood

  • Mohammad Nabavi
  • Mohammad Hassan Bemanian
  • Sima Shokri

Practical Points

  • Consider a diagnosis of intermittent allergic rhinitis when symptoms are present for less than 4 days per week or less than 4 consecutive weeks in a year

  • Paranasal sinus computed tomography scan is necessary to confirm the diagnosis of chronic rhinosinusitis or rule out the presence of anatomical or structural abnormalities such as nasal septal deviation, mass or foreign body

  • Evaluation for primary or secondary immunodeficiency disorders, such as performing sweat chloride test for cystic fibrosis, nasal nitric oxide or saccharin blue test to screen for primary ciliary dyskinesia should be considered based on clinical grounds


Primary ciliary dyskinesia Chronic rhinosinusitis Nasal polyposis Cystic fibrosis Allergic fungal sinusitis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Nabavi
    • 1
  • Mohammad Hassan Bemanian
    • 1
  • Sima Shokri
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Rasoul Akram HospitalIran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran

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