2019
DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_434_18
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Scedosporium apiospermum as a rare cause of fungal rhinosinusitis

Abstract: Fungal rhinosinusitis is not very uncommon in diabetic patients, but Scedosporium apiospermum as a cause of this infection is rare. We report a case of fungal rhinosinusitis by Scedosporium spp. in a diabetic male along with literature review. The patient is on voriconazole, with adequate therapeutic response after 6 months of follow up.

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“…It is acquired after inhalation of this organism into the lungs or paranasal sinus or after traumatic inoculation through the skin [2]. It most commonly causes mycetomas in immunocompetent people and is seen mostly in temperate climates [3]. In immunocompromised patients, Scedosporium spp.…”
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“…It is acquired after inhalation of this organism into the lungs or paranasal sinus or after traumatic inoculation through the skin [2]. It most commonly causes mycetomas in immunocompetent people and is seen mostly in temperate climates [3]. In immunocompromised patients, Scedosporium spp.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%