Chrysosporium: An Uncommon Fungus in Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Kamath, Panduranga M and *, Vishnu Prasad K.P and Shenoy , Vijendra S and *, Aswin Mukundan and Shenoy, Suchithra (2015) Chrysosporium: An Uncommon Fungus in Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 9 (3). MD01-MD02. ISSN 0973-709X

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Chronic rhinosinusitis is one of the commonest health problem encountered in rhinology. Of these allergic fungal rhinosinusitis forms a significant group of patients. Patients commonly present with typical symptoms of sinusitis and the diagnosis is often made after imaging and/or intraoperatively. We report a rare case of allergic fungal sinusitis (AFS) caused by Chrysosporium species in a 70-year-old male with no co-morbidities. The fungus was isolated from allergic mucin collected from the sinuses. Therapy with intravenous Voriconazole was given leading to good relief for the patient, and no recurrences have occurred till date. Infections caused by Chrysosporium species are very rare, and is very rarely been reported to cause sinusitis in humans.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Allergic mucin, Fungal sinusitis, Voriconazole
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Microbiology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > E.N.T
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2015 10:52
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2015 10:52

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