What is the prevalence of acute sinusitis (sinus infection) in children?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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An average child is likely to have 6-8 colds (ie, upper respiratory tract infections) per year, and approximately 0.5-2% of upper respiratory tract infections in adults and 6-13% of viral upper respiratory tract infections in children are complicated by the development of acute bacterial sinusitis. [26, 27]

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