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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 196--198

A case report of an uncommon phaeoid fungal infection in nasal polyposis and review of literature

SA Ganju, S Bhagra, AK Kanga, DV Singh, RC Guleria 
 Department of Microbiology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

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S A Ganju
Department of Microbiology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
India

Nasal polyposis is an inflammatory condition of mucous membrane of the nose and paranasal sinuses with unknown aetiology. Massive nasal polyps can obstruct the nasal cavity causing discomfort and lowered quality of life. Thus, aetiological diagnosis is important for treatment, especially in recurrent nasal polyposis. We present a rare case of pansinusitis with bilateral ethmoidal polyps caused by an unusual phaeoid fungus Fonsecaea pedrosoi in a 65-year-old immunocompetent male from a rural background. The diagnosis was made by endoscopic nasal examination; high resolution computed tomography of the paranasal sinuses, detection of fungal hyphae in 10% potassium hydroxide wet mount and culture.

How to cite this article:
Ganju S A, Bhagra S, Kanga A K, Singh D V, Guleria R C. A case report of an uncommon phaeoid fungal infection in nasal polyposis and review of literature.Indian J Med Microbiol 2013;31:196-198

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Ganju S A, Bhagra S, Kanga A K, Singh D V, Guleria R C. A case report of an uncommon phaeoid fungal infection in nasal polyposis and review of literature. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Nov 29 ];31:196-198
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