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Does a sinus infection in an infant cause a high fever and elevated wbc?
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Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
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Pediatrics 47 years experience
Define infant: The sinus cavities don't start to form clinically until 4-6m and are difficult to assess reliably before a year of age, if then. Sinus xrays at a year are often filled with fluid with a cold & that study does not reliably confirm a dx. After a year of age the DX is a bit more realistic. Tonsillitis & nasopharyngitis are common early sinusitis like illnesses & can boost a fever &wbc.
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