Learn About Ethmoiditis

What is the definition of Ethmoiditis?

Ethmoiditis is an infection or inflammation of the ethmoidal cells in the sinuses. These are the air-filled spaces behind the nose and between the eyes.

Ethmoiditis is a type of sinusitis.

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What are the causes of Ethmoiditis?

Bacteria cause most ethmoid sinus infections. Some types of fungus and viruses can also be involved.

What are the symptoms of Ethmoiditis?

Symptoms usually include:

  • Headache between the eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Loss of sense of smell

Symptoms of more serious infections can include:

  • Vision loss
  • Double vision
  • Redness or bulging of the eyes
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What are the latest Ethmoiditis Clinical Trials?
Effect of Pre-operative Oral Steroids on Blood Loss in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for Chronic Rhinosinusitis Without Polyps

Summary: Randomized controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of a five-day course of pre-operative oral steroids on decreasing intra-operative blood loss during endoscopic sinus surgery.

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What are the Latest Advances for Ethmoiditis?
Recurrent periorbital cellulitis associated with rhinosinusitis in children: Characteristics, course of disease, and management paradigm.
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Who are the sources who wrote this article ?

Published Date: August 31, 2021
Published By: Josef Shargorodsky, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

What are the references for this article ?

Benninger MS, Roxbury CR, Stokken JK. Acute rhinosinusitis: pathogenesis, treatment, and complications. In: Flint PW, Francis HW, Haughey BH, et al, eds. Cummings Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2021:chap 40.

DeMuri GP, Wald ER. Sinusitis. In: Bennett JE, Dolin R, Blaser MJ, eds. Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 62.