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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0037199

NCI Thesaurus Code: C35024  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Disease or Syndrome

NCIt Definition: An acute or chronic inflammatory process affecting the mucous membranes of any sinus cavity.

RADLEX Definition: An inflammatory process of the mucous membranes of the paranasal sinuses that occurs in three stages: acute, subacute, and chronic. Sinusitis results from any condition causing ostial obstruction or from pathophysiologic changes in the mucociliary transport mechanism. [MeSH]

HPO Definition: Inflammation of the paranasal sinuses owing to a viral, bacterial, or fungal infection, allergy, or an autoimmune reaction. [HPO:probinson]

MEDLINEPLUS Definition: 

Sinusitis means your sinuses are inflamed. The cause can be an infection or another problem. Your sinuses are hollow air spaces within the bones surrounding the nose. They produce mucus, which drains into the nose. If your nose is swollen, this can block the sinuses and cause pain.

There are several types of sinusitis, including

  • Acute, which lasts up to 4 weeks
  • Subacute, which lasts 4 to 12 weeks
  • Chronic, which lasts more than 12 weeks and can continue for months or even years
  • Recurrent, with several attacks within a year

Acute sinusitis often starts as a cold, which then turns into a bacterial infection. Allergies, nasal problems, and certain diseases can also cause acute and chronic sinusitis.

Symptoms of sinusitis can include fever, weakness, fatigue, cough, and congestion. There may also be mucus drainage in the back of the throat, called postnasal drip. Your health care professional diagnoses sinusitis based on your symptoms and an examination of your nose and face. You may also need imaging tests. Treatments include antibiotics, decongestants, and pain relievers. Using heat pads on the inflamed area, saline nasal sprays, and vaporizers can also help.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

CTCAE Definition: A disorder characterized by an infectious process involving the mucous membranes of the paranasal sinuses.

NICHD Definition: Inflammation of the mucous membranes lining a sinus cavity.

CSP Definition: inflammatory process of the mucous membranes of the paranasal sinuses that occurs in three stages: acute, subacute, and chronic; results from any condition causing ostial obstruction or from pathophysiologic changes in the mucociliary transport mechanism.

MSH Definition: Inflammation of the NASAL MUCOSA in one or more of the PARANASAL SINUSES.

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Sinus infection
Sinus inflammation
Sinusitides
Sinusitis (disorder)
Sinusitis [Disease/Finding]
Sinusitis NOS
sinusitis
Unspecified sinusitis

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C35024 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AN general or unspecified; prefer specifics; rhinosinusitis: index RHINITIS + SINUSITIS MSH
AQL BL CF CI CL CN CO DG DH DI DT EC EH EM EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RH RT SU TH UR VE VI MSH
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000448009 SNOMEDCT_US
CHARACTERISTIC_TYPE_ID 900000000000011006 SNOMEDCT_US
Contributing_Source CTCAE NCI
Contributing_Source MedDRA NCI
Contributing_Source NICHD NCI
CTV3ID XM1QH SNOMEDCT_US
DATE_CREATED 09/02/1999 MEDLINEPLUS
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000073002 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 1997-2491 CSP
DX 19660101 MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20020131 SNOMEDCT_US
MDA 19990101 MSH
MESH_DEFINITION Inflammation of the NASAL MUCOSA in one or more of the PARANASAL SINUSES. NDFRT
MESH_DUI D012852 NDFRT
MESH_NAME Sinusitis NDFRT
MESH_UI M0019901 NDFRT
MMR 20080708 MSH
MN C08.460.692.752 MSH
MN C08.730.749 MSH
MN C09.603.692.752 MSH
MODIFIER_ID 900000000000451002 SNOMEDCT_US
MP_HEALTH_TOPIC_URL https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sinusitis.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Spanish https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/sinusitis.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases http://www.niaid.nih.gov/ MEDLINEPLUS
NDFRT_KIND DISEASE_KIND NDFRT
NICHD_Hierarchy_Term Sinusitis NCI
NUI N0000002756 NDFRT
PRIMARY_PATH 10040753$10046309$10021879$10021881$Sinusitis$Upper respiratory tract infections$Infections - pathogen unspecified$Infections and infestations MDR
PRIMARY_SOC 10021881 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 11.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 11.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 12.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 12.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 13.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 13.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 14.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 14.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 15.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 15.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 16.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 16.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 17.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 17.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 18.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 18.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 19.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 19.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 20.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 20.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 8.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 8.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 9.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 9.1 MDR
REF orcid.org/0000-0001-5889-4463 HPO
RXAUI 3238464 RXNORM
RXAUI 3238465 RXNORM
RXCUI 1021979 RXNORM
SNOMED_CID 36971009 NDFRT
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS J32.9 | MAPPED FOLLOWING WHO GUIDANCE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPTARGET~J32.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS J32.9 | CONSIDER ADDITIONAL CODE TO IDENTIFY SPECIFIC CONDITION OR DISEASE | DESCENDANTS NOT EXHAUSTIVELY MAPPED SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~J32.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XM1QH SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
TERMUI T037896 MSH
TH NLM (1966) MSH
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US

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