Does S aureus cause acute bacterial rhinosinusitis (sinus infection)?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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S aureus, though accounting for 10% of episodes of acute bacterial rhinosinusitis, is now recognized as an increasingly common pathogen in acute bacterial rhinosinusitis. [22] While methicillin-resistant S aureus (MRSA) still represents a minority of episodes of S aureus rhinosinusitis, increasing trends of drug-resistant S aureus may alter future treatment recommendations. [23]


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