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Changing incidence of sinus infection in children

  • L. C. Knight (a1) and T. H. J. Lesser (a1)

Abstract

This study presents the results of a 20 year review of maxillary sinus wash-outs performed on children. The results show a decreasing incidence of purulent sinusitis over the study period.

Only 17 per cent of antral wash-outs undertaken yielded pus, indicating that surgical practice has failed to adequately take account of the changing disease incidence.

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Dr. L. C. Knight, 2 Waun-y-Groes Road, Rhiwbina, Cardiff CF4 4SW

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Changing incidence of sinus infection in children

  • L. C. Knight (a1) and T. H. J. Lesser (a1)

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