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Schizophillum commune Causing Sinusitis with Nasal Polyposis in the Sub-Himalayan Region: First Case Report and Review.
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PMID:  24318775     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Schizophillum commune is an environmental fungus rarely causing human infections of diverse nature. Sinusitis occurs in immunocompromised persons and seldom in healthy subjects. Though easily isolated, the lack of awareness of its virulence is a bottleneck in the diagnosis of this infection. We report the first case of S. commune sinusitis with nasal polyps in an immunocompetent male from the sub-Himalayan region. The computerized tomography scan findings established the clinical diagnosis, and causative agent was confirmed as S. commune. A white, woolly mold with septate, hyaline hyphae and characteristic spicules but unclamped connections suggested a monokaryotic isolate. Patient was treated successfully with fiberoptic endoscopic sinus surgery, and no antifungal therapy was instituted. There was no recurrence at review after 1 year.
Authors:
Santwana Verma; Poonam Gupta; Digvijay Singh; Anil Kanga; N K Mohindroo; Anupam Jhobta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-12-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mycopathologia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-0832     ISO Abbreviation:  Mycopathologia     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505689     Medline TA:  Mycopathologia     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Microbiology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India, santvanavermashimla@yahoo.co.in.
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