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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 229-232

Trichosporon inkin, an unusual agent of fungal sinusitis: A report from south India

1 Department of Microbiology, Sri Muthukumaran Medical College, Chikkarayapuram, Near Mangadu, Chennai - 600 069, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India

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Anand Janagond
Department of Microbiology, Sri Muthukumaran Medical College, Chikkarayapuram, Near Mangadu, Chennai - 600 069
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.96704

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The aetiology of fungal sinusitis is diverse and changing. Aspergillus species has been the most common cause for fungal sinusitis, especially in dry and hot regions like India. Trichosporon species as a cause for fungal sinusitis has been very rarely reported the world over. Here, we report a rare case of allergic fungal sinusitis caused by Trichosporon inkin in a 28-year-old immunocompetent woman. Bilateral nasal obstruction, nasal discharge and loss of smell were her presenting complaints. Diagnostic nasal endoscopy showed bilateral multiple polyps. Functional endoscopic sinus surgery was performed and many polyps were removed. Based on mycological and histopathological studies, the pathogen was identified as T. inkin.


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