Use of symptoms, signs, and blood tests to diagnose acute sinus infections in primary care: comparison with computed tomography.

@article{Lindbaek1996UseOS,
  title={Use of symptoms, signs, and blood tests to diagnose acute sinus infections in primary care: comparison with computed tomography.},
  author={Morten Lindbaek and Per Hjortdahl and Ulf L-H Johnsen},
  journal={Family medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={183-8}
}
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated different symptoms, signs, and blood tests in the diagnostic process of patients with a clinical diagnosis of acute sinusitis. METHODS A total of 201 primary care patients in southern Norway aged 15 years or older with a clinical diagnosis of acute sinusitis were evaluated. Computed tomography (CT) was used as a reference standard to divide the patients into two groups: one with and one without confirmed sinusitis. Fluid level or total opacification of any… CONTINUE READING
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