Chronic rhinosinusitis is one of the commonest health problem encountered in rhinology. Of these allergic fungal rhinosinusitis forms a significant group of patients. Patients commonly present with typical symptoms of sinusitis and the diagnosis is often made after imaging and/or intraoperatively. We report a rare case of allergic fungal sinusitis (AFS) caused by Chrysosporium species in a 70-year-old male with no co-morbidities. The fungus was isolated from allergic mucin collected from the sinuses. Therapy with intravenous Voriconazole was given leading to good relief for the patient, and no recurrences have occurred till date. Infections caused by Chrysosporium species are very rare, and is very rarely been reported to cause sinusitis in humans.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Biochemistry