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Clinical features of nasal origin

Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

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Specific features include:

  • pain in the cheek - this is frequently referred to the region of the frontal sinus, temporal region or upper teeth
  • tenderness over the cheek
  • oedema of the the cheek - rare; usually in children

General features include:

  • malaise
  • pyrexia

Sinus x-ray may show a fluid level in the maxillary antrum.

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