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Here is a quick mnemonic “ACUTE SINUS to remember about Acute Sinusitis

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, MBBS, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT, MCAT & NCLEX exams

Acute Sinusitis : How To Remember Easily ?

  • A – Acute sinusitis is an inflammation of the para-nasal sinuses caused by respiratory viruses.
  • C – Criteria for antibiotic prescribing in adults with sinusitis are often not met.
  • U – Unnecessary antibiotic prescribing is a major concern in adults with sinusitis.
  • T – Typical symptoms of sinusitis include facial congestion, purulent nasal discharge, and facial pain.
  • E – Excess mucus or purulence can be observed during direct rhinoscopy in sinusitis patients.
  • S – Sinus transillumination is not reliable for diagnosing sinusitis.
  • I – Invasive fungal sinusitis is a rare but serious condition, mainly affecting immunocompromised individuals.
  • N – Nosocomial sinusitis occurs in critically ill patients, particularly those who are nasotracheally intubated.
  • U – Uncontrolled diabetes and transplant recipients are at risk of developing invasive fungal sinusitis.
  • S – Sinusitis complications may include orbital cellulitis, meningitis, and intracranial abscesses.

Mnemonic : ACUTE SINUS

Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department
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