Is acute sinusitis (sinus infection) common in children?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Sinusitis and upper respiratory tract infections are common pediatric problems. As many as 10% of upper respiratory tract infections can be complicated by acute sinusitis. Untreated chronic sinusitis can lead to life-threatening complications.

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