Inflammatory polyps are indistinguishable from allergic polyp
If along with a clinical history of allergy, if at least two histological parameters of allergy were elevated then a diagnosis of allergic polyp
can be deduced.
One patient was diagnosed as inverted papilloma with allergic polyp
. Fungal culture was positive for Aspergillus fumigates in 25% of the patients while others had no growth.
In children, allergic polyps
are more common than inflammatory polyps.
* Among nasal polyps, non-allergic polyps were much common than allergic polyps
The relative incidence of inflammatory and allergic polyps
in this study (1.06:1) matched that reported by Dafale SR et al (15) (1.38:1).