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World J Otorhinolaryngol. May 28, 2015; 5(2): 44-52
Published online May 28, 2015. doi: 10.5319/wjo.v5.i2.44
Relationship between chronic rhinosinusitis and lower airway diseases: An extensive review
Shin Kariya, Mitsuhiro Okano, Kazunori Nishizaki
Shin Kariya, Mitsuhiro Okano, Kazunori Nishizaki, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama 700-8558, Japan
Author contributions: All the authors contributed to this paper.
Supported by JSPS KAKENHI (Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research), No. 25462642.
Conflict-of-interest: The authors have no conflict of interest to disclose.
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Correspondence to: Shin Kariya, MD, PhD, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama 700-8558, Japan. skariya@cc.okayama-u.ac.jp
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Received: October 4, 2014
Peer-review started: October 5, 2014
First decision: November 14, 2014
Revised: December 4, 2014
Accepted: March 4, 2015
Article in press: March 5, 2015
Published online: May 28, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Chronic rhinosinusitis is a persisting inflammatory condition of the paranasal sinus. A close relationship between chronic rhinosinusitis and lower airway diseases has been suggested. The purpose of this review is to summarize recent findings on the correlation between chronic rhinosinusitis and lung diseases.