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Ethmoiditis

Definition

Ethmoiditis is an inflammation of the ethmoidal cells in the sinuses, the air-filled cavities behind the nose and between the eyes.

See also: Sinusitis

Symptoms

Symptoms usually include a headache between the eyes and a runny nose.

References

Ferguson BJ, Johnson JT. Infectious Causes of Rhinosinusitis. In: Cummings CW, Flint PW, Haughey BH, Robbins KT, Thomas JR, eds. Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery. 4th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2005: chap 50.

Brook K. Acute and chronic bacterial sinusitis. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2007;21(2):427-48, vii.


Review Date: 8/19/2009
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