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Diagnostic tools in Rhinology EAACI position paper

Glenis Scadding1*, Peter Hellings2, Isam Alobid3, Claus Bachert4, Wytske Fokkens5, Roy Gerth van Wijk6, Philippe Gevaert4, Josep Guilemany3, Livije Kalogjera7, Valerie Lund1, Joaquim Mullol3, Giovanni Passalacqua8, Elina Toskala9 and Cornelius van Drunen5

Author Affiliations

1 Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Institute, London, UK

2 University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium

3 University Hospital Barcelona, Spain

4 University Hospital Ghent, Belgium

5 University Hospital Amsterdam, The Netherlands

6 University Hospital Rotterdam, The Netherlands

7 University Hospital Zagreb, Croatia

8 University Hospital of Genoa, Italy

9 Center for Applied Genomics, Philadelphia, USA

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Clinical and Translational Allergy 2011, 1:2  doi:10.1186/2045-7022-1-2

Published: 10 June 2011

Abstract

This EAACI Task Force document aims at providing the readers with a comprehensive and complete overview of the currently available tools for diagnosis of nasal and sino-nasal disease. We have tried to logically order the different important issues related to history taking, clinical examination and additional investigative tools for evaluation of the severity of sinonasal disease into a consensus document. A panel of European experts in the field of Rhinology has contributed to this consensus document on Diagnostic Tools in Rhinology.