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What autoimmune diseases can cause chronic sinusitis?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Terrific question

In general, auto-immune diseases are not commonly associated with sinusitis.
On the other hand, it is possible that sinusitis itself can be an autoimmune disease. If an auto-immune disease is associated with some immunological deficiency, then any cavity in the body may be susceptible to infection.

In brief: Terrific question

In general, auto-immune diseases are not commonly associated with sinusitis.
On the other hand, it is possible that sinusitis itself can be an autoimmune disease. If an auto-immune disease is associated with some immunological deficiency, then any cavity in the body may be susceptible to infection.
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Dr. Ziad Akl
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Wegener

I only know of wegener's granulomatosis.

In brief: Wegener

I only know of wegener's granulomatosis.
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Dr. Loren Hunt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Low gamma globulin

Immune deficiencies associated with repeated sinusitis are usually those associated with very low or absent gamma globulin, or rarely, deficiency of selective globulins such as igg2, or igg1.
Patients with IgA deficiencies are usually normal but can occasionally get more frequent sinusitis. Absence of mannose-bind lectins could cause sinusitis, but most of these patients are normal.

In brief: Low gamma globulin

Immune deficiencies associated with repeated sinusitis are usually those associated with very low or absent gamma globulin, or rarely, deficiency of selective globulins such as igg2, or igg1.
Patients with IgA deficiencies are usually normal but can occasionally get more frequent sinusitis. Absence of mannose-bind lectins could cause sinusitis, but most of these patients are normal.
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Dr. Mark Loury
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Almost all

Any autoimmune condition can affect the nose usually with discolored drainage and congestion.
The typical appearance is superficial yellow to bloody crusting affecting the nearly the entire nasal lining. Nothing about the appearance points to a specific diagnosis. Wegeners granulomatosis is more likely to cause cartilage destruction. Treat with saline rinses, topical steroids sprays, sesame oil.

In brief: Almost all

Any autoimmune condition can affect the nose usually with discolored drainage and congestion.
The typical appearance is superficial yellow to bloody crusting affecting the nearly the entire nasal lining. Nothing about the appearance points to a specific diagnosis. Wegeners granulomatosis is more likely to cause cartilage destruction. Treat with saline rinses, topical steroids sprays, sesame oil.
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