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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 167-169

Maxillary sinusitis caused by Lasiodiplodia theobromae

1 Department of Microbiology, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai - 600 116, India
2 Department of ENT , Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai - 600 116, India

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A J Kindo
Department of Microbiology, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai - 600 116
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.62499

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Lasiodiplodia (monotypic) comprises a very small proportion of the fungal biota. It is a common plant pathogen in tropical and subtropical regions. Clinical reports on its association with onychomycosis, corneal ulcer and phaeohyphomycosis are available. However, Lasiodiplodia theobromae causing fungal sinusitis has not been reported. We present here a case of fungal sinusitis in a 30-year-old woman, who came to the ENT OPD (out patient department) with complaints of intermittent bleeding and nasal discharge from the left side for a week. The patient complained of headache, predominantly on the left side and heaviness on and off since two months. Diagnosis was based on radiological and mycological evidence; the patient underwent endoscopic surgery and was started on antifungal treatment.


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