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Can a brain infection be caused by sinus infection?

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Yes

Yes, but this not common.
Evidence suggests the infection is not spread by direct extention but through the blood. Signs of brain infection include: unremitting fever, nausea, vomiting, and significant headache. In children, it is more common to have direct extension into the orbit.

In brief: Yes

Yes, but this not common.
Evidence suggests the infection is not spread by direct extention but through the blood. Signs of brain infection include: unremitting fever, nausea, vomiting, and significant headache. In children, it is more common to have direct extension into the orbit.
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Possible but rare

It is possible but extremely rare nowadays given our current antibiotics.

In brief: Possible but rare

It is possible but extremely rare nowadays given our current antibiotics.
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