A prospective treatment trial of nasal polyps in adults with cystic fibrosis

Rhinology. 2000 Jun;38(2):63-5.


This is the first prospective, randomised, double-blind trial of the treatment of nasal polyps in cystic fibrosis. We found that betamethasone nasal drops showed a statistically significant reduction in polyp size in comparison to placebo.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Intranasal
  • Adult
  • Betamethasone / therapeutic use*
  • Cystic Fibrosis / complications*
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Humans
  • Nasal Polyps / classification
  • Nasal Polyps / drug therapy*
  • Nasal Polyps / etiology
  • Prospective Studies
  • Severity of Illness Index


  • Betamethasone