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CASE REPORT

Nodulisporium: An Extremely Rare Cause of Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis

Shasikala Suthersan, Ratna Mohd Tap, Haslinda Md Taha, Boon C Gan

Keywords : Endoscopic sinus surgery, Fungal sinusitis, Mycosis, Paranasal sinuses,Chronic rhinosinusitis

Citation Information : Suthersan S, Tap RM, Taha HM, Gan BC. Nodulisporium: An Extremely Rare Cause of Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2019; 11 (3):70-72.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1339

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 02-03-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The world of rhinology has smelt and dealt with a steadily increasing number of allergic fungal rhinosinusitis cases that were initially mistaken for chronic rhinosinusitis. Although both group of patients present similarly, the allergic fungal counterpart does not respond to conventional medical therapy. We report a case of a young gentleman who combated chronic rhinosinusitis for years before undergoing functional endoscopic sinus surgery which yielded an extremely rare fungal pathogen, Nodulisporium species, clinching the diagnosis of allergic fungal rhinosinusitis. Operative intervention was key to definitive diagnosis and treatment for this case. We discuss the challenges and methods used in identifying Nodulisporium, the surgical approach, and procedures performed in treating this condition.


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