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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