Dykewicz and Hamilos reported criteria for recurrent acute rhinosinusitis. The authors are from Wake Forest University and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Clinical findings in recurrent acute rhinosinusitis - all of the following:
(1) recurrent episodes of acute rhinosinusitis 4 or more times per year
(2) normal upper respiratory findings between episodes
(3) 3 or 4 of the following clinical findings:
(3a) mucopurulent drainage, anterior and/or posterior
(3b) nasal congestion
(3c) facial pressure and/or facial pain
(3d) decreased sense of smell
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Specialty: Otolaryngology, Infectious Diseases, Immunology/Rheumatology