Rhinosinusitis (RS) is defined as inflammation of the sinuses and nasal cavity.
Rhinosinusitis may be classified based on duration.
The term, “rhinosinusitis” is preferred over “sinusitis” because inflammation of the sinus cavities is almost always accompanied by inflammation of the nasal cavities.
RS is one of the most commonly diagnosed diseases in the world and is believed to affect more than 12% of the US population.
Rhinosinusitis is associated with significant negative impact on quality of life and is associated with high healthcare costs due to medical visits, prescriptions and over the counter medications, sinus surgeries and missed days from work and school.
Vast majority of patients with RS see primary care physicians.
Other specialists including allergists and otolaryngologists also see patients with rhinosinusitis, especially those that are difficult to treat.
Chronic sinusitis is a common condition in which the cavities around nasal passages (sinuses) become inflamed and swollen Also known …
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