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Does sinusitis run in families?

People who develop sinusitis usually have family members who have had sinusitis. Inheritable disorders such as gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) and cystic fibrosis (CF) can also cause a person to be at risk of developing sinusitis. Allergies, which can worsen sinusitis, also run in families.

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