invasive fungal sinusitis


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invasive fungal sinusitis

Sinus, ophthalmic, and cerebral invasion by opportunistic fungi. The disease usually occurs in immunosuppressed patients (such as diabetic or neutropenic patients) and is frequently fatal despite aggressive medical and surgical therapies. Aspergillus, Mucor, and Rhizopus are the most commonly implicated causes.
See also: sinusitis
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Patients with acute invasive fungal sinusitis usually present with fever, facial pain, nasal congestion, epistaxis, and changes in vision or mentation.
The distinction between acute invasive fungal sinusitis and acute sinusitis of nonmycotic origin determines which type of adjuvant medical therapy should be combined with surgical treatment.
It is interesting that most patients with chronic invasive fungal sinusitis are immunologically intact, as was our patient.
In light of these findings, the patient was placed on empiric piperacillin/tazobactam and amphotericin B lipid complex to cover bacterial skull base osteomyelitis and invasive fungal sinusitis.
Granulomatous invasive fungal sinusitis occurs in an immunocompetent host and is usually unilateral.
Invasive fungal sinusitis was lumped together with allergic fungal sinusitis as recently as the early 1980s.
We found seven cases of invasive fungal sinusitis that developed in immunocompromised patients.
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