How common is acute sinusitis in the US?

Updated: Apr 22, 2020
  • Author: Ted L Tewfik, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Sinusitis affects 1 out of every 7 adults in the United States, with over 30 million individuals diagnosed each year. Acute bacterial sinusitis is the fifth most common diagnosis prompting antibiotic administration and accounts for 0.4% of ambulatory diagnoses. [4] The economic burden of acute sinusitis in children is $1.77 billion per year. [5]


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