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Infectious Disease Essentials by Bennett, Dolin, Blaser

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Influenzae, and meningococci. In areas with a high proportion of drug-resistant pneumococci, empirical therapy should be broadened. • Therapy directed against Staphylococcus aureus should be considered if bacterial tracheitis cannot be excluded. PREVENTION • Chemoprophylaxis for household contacts of children with H. influenzae type b epiglottitis should be given for those households containing underimmunized or nonimmunized children younger than 4 years of age or immunocompromised children. • Contacts of adults with epiglottitis are unlikely to require any prophylaxis, except in the rare instance of proven H.

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Wald DEFINITION • Sinusitis is defined as an inflammatory disorder of the paranasal sinuses. 5% to 2% of cases of viral upper respiratory infection (URI) in adults and 6% to 13% of children. MICROBIOLOGY • Classic studies of the bacteriology of sinusitis have obtained a specimen of sinus secretions by puncture of the maxillary antrum to reduce the risk of nasal contamination. • Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most frequently isolated organism, followed by nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae and Moraxella catarrhalis.

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