TITLE

Maxillary sinusitis caused by Lasiodiplodia theobromae

AUTHOR(S)
Kindo, A. J.; Pramod, C.; Anita, S.; Mohanty, S.
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Apr2010, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p167
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Lasiodiplodia (monotypic) comprises a very small proportion of the fungal biota. It is a common plant pathogen in tropical and subtropical regions. Clinical reports on its association with onychomycosis, corneal ulcer and phaeohyphomycosis are available. However, Lasiodiplodia theobromae causing fungal sinusitis has not been reported. We present here a case of fungal sinusitis in a 30-year-old woman, who came to the ENT OPD (out patient department) with complaints of intermittent bleeding and nasal discharge from the left side for a week. The patient complained of headache, predominantly on the left side and heaviness on and off since two months. Diagnosis was based on radiological and mycological evidence; the patient underwent endoscopic surgery and was started on antifungal treatment.
ACCESSION #
50137891

 

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