Woakes' syndrome and albinism

Caversaccio, Marco; Baumann, Ariane; Helbling, Arthur (2007). Woakes' syndrome and albinism. Auris nasus larynx, 34(2), pp. 245-8. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.anl.2006.09.030

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Nasal polyposis is a very common and multifactorial disease. Whereas eosinophil-dominated polyps often are sensitive to anti-inflammatory treatment like corticosteroids, the therapy of polyps without eosinophils is more difficult and disappointing. We report the clinical course of a 29-year-old albino patient suffering from a extreme manifestation of Woakes' syndrome, which is characterized by severe recurrent nasal polyps, often without eosinophils on histological examination and with broadening of the nose. In this case, the recurrent fibrotic polyps without eosinophils were resistant to conventional medical and surgical treatment and required further treatment with radiotherapy with awareness of all possible future sequelae. The pathoetiology and treatment of Woakes' syndrome as well as of albinism were discussed.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (ENT)
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology and Allergology

UniBE Contributor:

Caversaccio, Marco; Baumann, Andreas and Helbling, Arthur

ISSN:

0385-8146

ISBN:

17182205

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:46

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:13

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.anl.2006.09.030

PubMed ID:

17182205

Web of Science ID:

000248322200019

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/18903 (FactScience: 1173)

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