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An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists


 
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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 149-152
Hyalohyphomycosis of maxillary antrum


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Genesis Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Moga Road, Ferozepur, Punjab, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Genesis Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Moga Road, Ferozepur, Punjab, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Genesis Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Moga Road, Ferozepur, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Sachin Rai
Unit of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Health Sciences Centre, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.92996

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Fungal infection of the paranasal sinuses is an increasingly recognized entity, both in normal and immunocompromised individuals. The recent increase in mycotic nasal and paranasal infections is due to both improved diagnostic research and an increase in the conditions that favor fungal infection. Although fungal infections of the paranasal sinus are uncommon, 3-5% of incidence is reported. Aspergillus, Candida, and Mucor species are the most common causative agents of fungal sinusitis, but infection with lesser known species have been reported across the world infrequently. This article reviews and presents a case report of chronic fungal sinusitis in an immunocompetent adult male infected with two species of Hyalohyphomycosis group namely, Paecilomyces and Scopulariopsis which are opportunistic soil saprophytes, uncommon to humans.


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