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Complications resulting from
sinusitis are relatively rare. But when
complications do occur, they may be life-threatening and often require extensive
medical or surgical treatment.
The complications of sinusitis usually involve the spread of the
infection beyond the sinuses.
Sinusitis may also increase symptoms of
asthma and other lifelong (chronic) lung diseases.
Sinus infections are a common problem for people who have asthma. Treating
sinusitis may also help control the symptoms of asthma.
September 12, 2012
Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine & Donald R. Mintz, MD - Otolaryngology
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