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Sinusitis and Pharyngitis

  • Paul Evans
  • William F. Miser
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Abstract

Sinusitis, or rhinosinusitis, is a common problem, with 25 million office visits per year in the United States and over $7 billion in direct costs.1 It is primarily caused by ostial obstruction of the anterior ethmoid and middle meatal complex due to retained secretions, edema, or polyps. Barotrauma, nasal cannulation, or ciliary transport defects can also precipitate infection.2 Most sinusitis is handled well at the primary care level; there appear to be few discernible differences in technical efficiency between generalists and specialists in its treatment.3

Keywords

Sore Throat Frontal Sinus Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Acute Rheumatic Fever Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery 
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