What Is Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis?

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3. Bacterial Infections

As mentioned, it is usually an infection that causes the condition and bacteria are usually (but not always) responsible. The Staphylococcus aureus bacterium is responsible in approximately three quarters of all cases. Common examples of infections that lead to the problem include infections of the sinuses, which are not uncommon.

Dental infections are also a potential cause, as well as abscesses and boils. Ear infections will also cause the problem in a small number of cases, and surgical procedures can also sometimes lead to infections that cause cavernous sinus thrombosis. This makes it wise to never be complacent over infections because even mild conditions can turn serious.

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