Rhinosinusitis

RHINOSINUSITIS OR SINUSITIS?

Rhinosinusitis is preferred over sinusitis because inflammation of the sinuses usually occurs with the inflammation of the nasal mucosa.

RHINOSINUSITIS TYPES

Symptoms last for

  • Acute rhinosinusitis – < 4 weeks
  • Subacute rhinosinusitis – 4 to 12 weeks
  • Chronic rhinosinusitis – > 12 weeks
  • Recurrent acute rhinosinusitis – Four or more ARS episodes in a year per year, with interim symptom resolution.

ACUTE RHINOSINUSITIS

Definition

ARS is symptomatic inflammation of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses lasting less than four weeks.

 

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