Antibiotics and nasal steroids for acute sinusitis.

  title={Antibiotics and nasal steroids for acute sinusitis.},
  author={Eli O Meltzer},
  volume={299 12},
  pages={1422-3; author reply 1423}
To the Editor: Rather than represent a lack of antimicrobial efficacy, the null results reported by Dr Williamson and colleagues in their trial of antibiotics and topical nasal steroid for treatmentofacutemaxillarysinusitismore likelystemfrom inappropriate use of diagnostic criteria proposed by Berg andCarenfelt inasample forwhich theywerenever intended. Of the patients in the study by Berg and Carenfelt, 100% presented to an emergency department compared with 0% for Williamson et al (all were… CONTINUE READING