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Ancillary Medical Approaches to the Treatment of Sinusitis

  • Christopher Chang
  • Stanley Naguwa
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Abstract

Acute bacterial sinusitis and chronic bacterial sinusitis are often difficult to treat, especially in the patient with associated allergic disease. In addition to the infective inflammation caused by the bacteria in the sinuses, the presence of allergic rhinitis produces further inflammation both in the sinus mucosa and in the nasal pharynx, which is further complicated by a deficiency in mucociliary clearance, increased nasal secretion, and decreased drainage. Thus, the treatment of sinusitis often requires additional measures other than antibiotics, measures that may also ameliorate the need for surgical intervention (1).

Keywords

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Allergic Rhinitis Fluticasone Propionate Allergy Clin Immunol Nasal Polyp 
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