The mechanism and causes of drug resistance of bacteria responsible for acute sinusitis have been discussed. Difficulties in differentiating between acute bacterial sinusitis and viral inflammation of upper airways have been stressed. Consequences of excessive use of antibiotics in outpatient treatment have been pointed out. Elements of effective strategy in antibiotic therapy have been presented: careful diagnosis of acute sinusitis, observing properly developed guidelines and appropriate education.
keywords: zapalenie zatok, antybiotyki, sinusitis, antybiotics
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