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Sinus Infection Causes & Risks

Causes

Infectious sinusitis is caused by bacterial or fungal infection of the sinus cavities. The most common organisms to cause acute sinusitis include:

  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Haemophilus influenzae
  • Moraxella catarrhalis

Risk Factors

These factors increase your chance of developing sinusitis. Tell your doctor if you have any of these risk factors:

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2017 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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