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Characteristics of Bacterial Diseases of the Sinuses and Ears

Pharynx can infect:
-Sinuses
-Middle ear
-Cause disease

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Examples of infections of the sinuses and ears

-Sinusitis
-Otitis media

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Cause of Sinusitis

-Streptococcus pneuomoniae -Staphylococcus aureus
-Haemophilus influenzae

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Portal of entry of Sinusitis

-Pharynx
-Sinuses
-Throat

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Signs/Symptoms of Sinusitis

-Pain
-Pressure of sinus
-Malaise

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Susceptibility of Sinusitis

Adults- (adult’s sinuses are more developed)

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Diagnosis of Sinusitis

Symptoms are often diagnostic

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Prevention of Sinusitis

No known ways to prevent sinusitis

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Cause for Otitis Media

-Streptococcus pneuomoniae
-Staphylococcus aureus
-Haemophilus influenzae

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Portal of entry for Otitis Media

-Pharynx spread
-Middle ear via the auditory tubes

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Signs/Symptoms for Otitis Media

Severe pain in the ears

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Susceptibility for Otitis Media

Children

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Diagnosis for Otitis Media

Symptoms are often diagnostic

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Treatment for Otitis Media

Antimicrobial drugs

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Prevention for Otitis Media

-Placement of plastic tubes in the ear to allow drainage

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