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Diseases » Sinusitis » Summary
 

What is Sinusitis?

What is Sinusitis?

Sinusitis, also called a sinus infection, is an infection of the air-filled spaces that are located within the bones ...more »

  • Sinusitis: Sinusitis is an inflammation of the paranasal sinuses.
  • Sinusitis: inflammatory process of the mucous membranes of the paranasal sinuses that occurs in three stages: acute, subacute, and chronic; results from any condition causing ostial obstruction or from pathophysiologic changes in the mucociliary transport mechanism.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Sinusitis: inflammation of one of the paranasal sinuses.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Sinusitis: Introduction

Types of Sinusitis:

Types of Sinusitis:

  • Acute Sinusitis - lasts less than 3 weeks
  • Chronic Recurrent - longer than 3 weeks
  • Recurrent Recurrent - repeated bouts
  • Frontal sinus infection
  • Maxillary sinus infection
  • Ethmoid sinus infection
  • Sphenoid sinus infection
  • Bacterial sinusitis
  • Fungal sinusitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • more types...»

Broader types of Sinusitis:

How many people get Sinusitis?

Prevalance of Sinusitis: 37 million annually in the USA; 33 million reported to CDC (NIAID)
Prevalance Rate of Sinusitis: approx 1 in 7 or 13.60% or 37 million people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Sinusitis: Health care experts estimate that 37 million Americans are affected by sinusitis every year. Health care workers report 33 million cases of chronic sinusitis to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention annually. (Source: excerpt from Sinusitis, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

How serious is Sinusitis?

Prognosis of Sinusitis: Sinusitis can be acute (going on less than four weeks), subacute(4-12 weeks) or chronic (going on for 12 weeks or more).
Complications of Sinusitis: see complications of Sinusitis

What causes Sinusitis?

Causes of Sinusitis: see causes of Sinusitis
Cause of Sinusitis: Can be bacterial or fungal infections.
Risk factors for Sinusitis: see risk factors for Sinusitis

What are the symptoms of Sinusitis?

Symptoms of Sinusitis: see symptoms of Sinusitis

Complications of Sinusitis: see complications of Sinusitis

Sinusitis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Sinusitis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Sinusitis.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Sinusitis: see treatments for Sinusitis
Alternative treatments for Sinusitis: see alternative treatments for Sinusitis
Prevention of Sinusitis: see prevention of Sinusitis
Research for Sinusitis: see research for Sinusitis

Society issues for Sinusitis

Costs of Sinusitis: more than $5.8 billion in 1996 (NIAID)

Hospitalization statistics for Sinusitis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Sinusitis:

  • 0.007% (857) of hospital consultant episodes were for acute sinusitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 90% of hospital consultant episodes for acute sinusitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital consultant episodes for acute sinusitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for acute sinusitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 71% of hospital consultant episodes for acute sinusitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • more statistics...»

Organs Affected by Sinusitis:

Organs and body systems related to Sinusitis include:

Name and Aliases of Sinusitis

Main name of condition: Sinusitis

Other names or spellings for Sinusitis:

Sinus infection, Sinus inflammation, sinus attack, Rhinosinusitis

Sinusitis: Related Conditions

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