We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

Urticaria and Sinusitis

Samuel DuBose Ravenel, MD
JAMA. 1981;245(1):29. doi:10.1001/jama.1981.03310260013007.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


To the Editor.—  Jacobson et al report that among 125 patients with chronic urticaria, the only reproducible underlying abnormalities found were disclosed from either history or physical examination, with the exception of pathological condition of the sinus. They diagnosed solely on the basis of abnormal findings on sinus x-ray films acute sinusitis in 11 patients and chronic sinusitis in. two others, in none of whom was sinusitis suspected before the radiological studies from either history or physical examination. The authors comment that "until further studies have been performed, sinus roentgenograms should be considered in all patients with chronic urticaria, especially of recent onset (six weeks to six months)."Maresh and Washburn1 reported in 1940 the results of their study in which sinus x-ray films were taken of 100 healthy children over a period of years, including 3,501 separate roentgenograms of the sinuses. Among 72 healthy children examined with serial


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?




Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.