Acute bacterial rhinosinusitis: A review of U.S. treatment guidelines

Bradley F. Marple, Stephen Brunton, Berrylin J. Ferguson

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Acute bacterial rhinosinusitis (ABRS) is a common complication of viral upper respiratory tract infections and is associated with a significant socioeconomic burden. Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of ABRS have been produced in association with a number of societies in the United States; these guidelines aim to promote the rational selection of antibiotic therapy to optimize clinical outcomes while minimizing the potential for selection of antibiotic resistance. This article provides an overview of current U.S. guidelines for the treatment of ABRS, focusing on the impact of antibiotic resistance on treatment options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-348
Number of pages8
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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