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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 103-106

Study of fungal rhinosinusitis

Department of Pathology, GMC, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Padmavathi Devi Chaganti
Department of Pathology, Guntur Medical College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
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Background: Rhinosinusitis is a common disorder occurring in 20% of the population. Chronic sinus infection unresponsive to antibiotics should raise the suspicion of Fungal rhinosinusitis. Various types of fungi caused inflammation of sinus mucosa. Aims and Objectives: Thepresent studywas undertakento determine the etiology, clinical features, and diagnosis of Fungal Rhinosinusitis. Material and Methods: Twenty cases of rhinosinusitiswere studied in two years period in a tertiary care hospital. Specimens collected were processed with paraffin processing andstained with H and E stain. Special stains for Fungus were done in all cases. Results: Cases of Rhinosinusitis were mostly seen in the 5th decade with femalepreponderance. All the cases were non-invasive and Maxillary sinus was involved in majority of cases. Aspergillus was identified in majority of cases followed by Candida. Mucor mycosis was seen in diabetics. Conclusion: In the present study, all the cases of rhinosinusitis are non-invasive. A special stain for Fungus helps in identifying the type of organism.

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