Lund et al listed criteria for chronic sinusitis in children and adults.
(1) adult or pediatric
(2) one or both of the following (see table):
(2a) weeks of persistent signs and symptoms consistent with sinusitis
(2b) number of episodes of recurrent acute sinusitis each year (each lasting >= 10 days)
(3) persistent changes in sinuses on CT 4 weeks after medical therapy without intervening acute infection
weeks of signs and symptoms (or)
number of episodes
Signs and symptoms:
(1) nasal congestion or obstruction
(2) nasal discharge
(4) facial pain or pressure
(5) olfactory disturbance
(8) cough (in children)
(9) irritability (in children)
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