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. 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).
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