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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 120-122

Invasive Aspergillus sinusitis in a young immunocompetent host: Call for early diagnosis and treatment

1 Department of Microbiology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.115180

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Invasive fungal infection of the sinuses is a rare disease entity most commonly encountered in the immunocompromised, debilitated host. We report a case of invasive fungal rhinosinusitis due to Aspergillus fumigatus in a young immunocompetent male who presented with only headache. The patient was initially taken up for fiber-optic endoscopic sinus surgery. A week later, he developed right-sided hemiparesis and left-sided facial weakness and therefore, he was given antifungal treatment. The patient, however, succumbed to the disease.

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