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What else could cause sinusitis?

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I'm aware of the main causes of sinusitis, such as complications from infections, allergies, anatomical abnormalities, and the like. Are there any other plausible causes of chronic rhinosinusitis?
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replied January 5th, 2019
Sinusitis is usually caused by a viral infection. In some cases, bacteria, or rarely fungus (diabetics/immune compromised) may cause a sinus infection.

Other conditions include allergies, nasal polyps, and tooth infections. A deviated nasal septum predisposes to recurrent sinusitis.


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