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Antibiotic Treatment of Rhinitis and Sinusitis

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The most common organisms causing bacterial sinusitis are pneumococci and Hemophilus influenza. Accordingly, in a patient not allergic to Penicillin, Ampicillin or Amoxicillin appears to be the antibiotic of choice in empirical treatment of bacterial sinusitis. Organisms obtained by culture of nasal secretions do not correlate well with organisms obtained from sinuses by direct puncture aspiration; therefore, culture of nasal secretions is not recommended.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: September 1, 1982

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  • Allergy and Asthma Proceedings is a peer reviewed publication dedicated to distributing timely scientific research regarding advancements in the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology. Its primary readership consists of allergists and pulmonologists.

    The goal of the Proceedings is to publish articles with a predominantly clinical focus which directly impact quality of care for patients with allergic disease and asthma.

    Featured topics include asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, food allergies, allergic skin diseases, diagnostic techniques, allergens, and treatment modalities. Published material includes peer-reviewed original research, clinical trials and review articles.

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    The journal is indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Science Citation Index Expanded, plus the National Library of Medicine's PubMed service.
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