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What increases my risk for neutrophilic rhinosinusitis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Your chances for developing neutrophilic rhinosinusitis are greatly increased if you have rhinosinusitis. Rhinosinusitis, in turn, can affect anyone, but especially those with a history of nasal passage malformations, including a deviated septum and nasal polyps. Medical conditions and allergies like hay fever or cystic fibrosis can raise your risk for neutrophilic rhinosinusitis. Lastly, consistent exposure to products like cigarette smoke can lead to neutrophilic rhinosinusitis.

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