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November 1934


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology of the University of Pennsylvania.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1934;20(5):696-703. doi:10.1001/archotol.1934.03600050083008

In a study on the incidence of sinusitis one is impressed not only by the great prevalence of such infection in this locality, but also by the great frequency with which it is found in close association with certain illnesses such as otitis media, mastoiditis, the exanthematous diseases and pneumonia. Statistics on such associations are lacking and, in their absence, it is perhaps not justifiable to attach any great significance to their relationship, but in the instances of otitis media and pneumonia the frequent, almost constant presence of sinusitis at least strongly suggests an etiologic relationship. Two years ago I1 published the results of a study on the association of otitis media and sinusitis, emphasized the probable etiologic relationship between the two conditions, and advocated energetic treatment of such infections of the sinus, as both a prophylactic and a therapeutic measure in the control of infections of the middle