A Case of Fungus Ball-Type Pansinusitis Due to Fusarium proliferatum

Hashemi, S.J. and Ardehali, M.M. and Rezaie, S. and Zibafar, E. and Shoar, M.G. and Rezaei-Matehkolaei, A. and Ehteram, H. and Najafzadeh, M.J. and Nazeri, M. (2015) A Case of Fungus Ball-Type Pansinusitis Due to Fusarium proliferatum. Mycopathologia, 180 (3-4). pp. 251-255.

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Incidence of fungal sinusitis due to the genus Fusarium has increased during the last two decades. We report a case of fungus ball sinusitis with multiple sinuses involvement in an Iranian 21-year-old woman. The patient was diagnosed as having a fungus ball-type sinusitis in computed tomography scan. The sinus biopsy revealed fungal structures on histopathological and direct microscopic examinations and a Fusarium species arose in culture. Partial sequencing of the translation elongation factor 1-alpha identified the isolate as F. proliferatum. Removal of all lesions by endoscopic surgery resulted in a favorable outcome. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of F. proliferatum-associated fungus ball which involved multi-sinus and highlights the efficiency of molecular methods for discrimination of fungal agents involved. © 2015, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: case report; computer assisted tomography; cytochemistry; endoscopy; female; fusariosis; Fusarium; human; Iran; isolation and purification; microbiological examination; microbiology; microscopy; paranasal sinus; pathology; radiography; sinusitis; treatment outcome; young adult, Endoscopy; Female; Fusariosis; Fusarium; Histocytochemistry; Humans; Iran; Microbiological Techniques; Microscopy; Paranasal Sinuses; Sinusitis; Tomography, X-Ray Computed; Treatment Outcome; Young Adult
Subjects: Parasitology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Basic Sciences > Department of Parasitological & Mycology
Depositing User: editor . 2
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2017 14:22
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 14:22
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/279

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