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The choices are the same for every question but the answers for each question will be different (or maybe not!!!) These are the choices:

a. SMX/TMP
b. Clindamycin
c. Doxycycline
d. Azithromycin
e. Cefuroxime Axetil

1. Which drug is the DOC in adults with acute sinusitis who have penicillin allergy?

2. Which drug is the DOC in adults with chronic sinusitis who have penicillin allergy?

3. Which drug is the second choice for acute sinusitis in adults if treatment with penicillin fails?

4. Which drug is the second choice for acute sinusitis in children if treatment with penicillin fails?

5. Which drug is the second choice in acute sinusitis in adults with beta lactam allergy?

6. Which drug is the second choice in acute sinusitis in children with beta lactam allergy?

7. Which drug is the DOC in children with acute sinusitis who have penicillin allergy?

8. Which drug is the DOC in children in chronic sinusitis who have penicillin allergy?

Since im on the subject, here are some more questions:

9. What is the duration of therapy for clindamycin for chronic sinusitis?

a. 1 week
b. 2 weeks
c. 3 weeks
d. 4 weeks
e. 10 days

10. Which of these macrolides is/are not recommended to be used in acute sinusitis?

I. azithromycin
II. clarithromycin
III. erythromycin

11. Which of these cephalosporins is/are not recommended to be used in acute sinusitis?

I. cephalexin
II. cefaclor
III. cefixime

12. After waiting for how long should antibiotic therapy be initiated in acute sinusitis?

a. 7 days
b. 10 days
c. 2 weeks
d. 3 days
e. 5 days

13. Which of these is NOT a risk factor for recurrent/chronic sinusitis?

a. cystic fibrosis
b. allergic rhinitis
c. GERD
d. immunodeficiency
e. nasal polyps

14. Which of these is NOT a cause of sinusitis?

a. bacteria
b. fungi
c. viruses
d. allergy
e. heredity

15. What medication has no role in the symptomatic management of sinusitis?

a. analgesics
b. decongestants
c. corticosteroids
d. 2nd gen antihistamines
e. mucolytics

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1-a,c 2-b 3-d,e 4-d,e 5-d 6-d

1-a,c
2-b
3-d,e
4-d,e
5-d
6-d
7-a
8-b
9-b
10?????
11-e
12-a just thinking logically to wait(may be it is not bacterial) if sinusitis persists we start
13-all are risk factors
14-b
15-d