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Ehsanipour F, Sohayl Nader S, Bahmani Kashkoli M. The Prevalence of Sinusitis in Children with Orbital and Intracranial Infections Hospitalized at Hazrat Rasool Akram Hospital. RJMS 2009; 15 :7-11
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    Background and Aimi: Complication of sinusitis is a medical emergency. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of sinusitis in patients admitted with orbital and intracranial infections.

Patient and Methods: A descriptive-retrospective study was conducted from March 2000 to Feb 2004 on 74 pediatric patients admitted with intracranial and orbital infections. Patient information was analysed by t-test.

Results: Out of 74 patients studied, 17 (22.9%) were diagnosed with sinusitis. Sinusitis was observed in 53.85% and 16.39% of children with orbital and intracranial infections, respectively. Meningitis was the most common intracranial complication (80%). The most common involved sinus was Maxillary Sinus (58.8%). The most common age group For association of sinusitis with orbital and introcranial infection was between 5-11 years.

Conclusion: Association of sinusitis, especially with orbital infection in clidren is common. We recommend sinus imaging in any pediatric patient with orbital infection.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Pediatric Infectious

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