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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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BADILLA GARCIA, Jenny. Sinutisis in Pediatrics. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2018, vol.35, n.2, pp.62-70. ISSN 2215-5287.

Sinusitis, defined as an inflammatory disease of the paranasal sinuses, is a disease with high prevalence and incidence in the general population, especially among children.

The allergic and infectious diseases of the nasal mucosa represent two of the most frequent diseases of the chronic upper airways in children and young adults. It is a public health problem of great magnitude due to its high prevalence, which causes great assistance pressure in terms of outpatient consultations, significant deterioration of the quality of life for the patient and their families, and it also implies a strong impact on the community due to the high socio-economic costs.

Its multifactorial etiology and the increasing bacterial resistance to antibiotics, especially natural or synthetic penicillins, suggest reconsidering the anatomical and functional foundations in order to establish reasonable diagnostic, medical and surgical therapeutic behaviors that allow a diagnosis and appropriate treatment to decrease its recurrence.

Keywords : Sinusitis; therapeutic and diagnosis.

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