Sinusitis: Diagnosis and Treatment

, Clinical Instructor in Medicine, Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.


Medscape General Medicine. 1997;1(2) 

In This Article

Factors Predisposing to Sinusitis

Clinical as well as statistical observations have demonstrated that certain factors predispose to sinusitis. Allergic rhinitis has been associated with 25% to 28% of cases.[4] Other common associations include upper respiratory infections, septal deviation, tooth extractions, nasal polyps, swimming and smoking. Less commonly, sinus disease may be associated with immunodeficiency, cystic fibrosis and immotile cilia syndrome (Table II).