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Acute sinusitis

Calculated pretest probability: 0.5 %
Relevant inclusion criteria: Any upper respiratory infection 

Anamnesis

1Smoking
2Rhinorrhea
3Nasal congestion
4Fever
5Cough







Sources used:

1.Claude Cyr et al. Do symptoms and initial clinical probability predict the radiological diagnosis of acute sinusitis in children? Paediatr Child Health. 2001 Oct; 6(8): 536–539.
2.Moore P et al. Clinical predictors of chronic rhinosinusitis: do the Canadian clinical practice guidelines for acute and chronic rhinosinusitis predict CT-confirmation of disease? J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017; 46: 65
3.Worrall G et al. Acute sinusitis. Can Fam Physician. 2011 May; 57(5): 565–567