Microbiology in Invasive Fungal Sinusitis

  • Anjali Shetty
  • Camilla Rodrigues


In the past few decades, the incidence of invasive fungal rhinosinusitis cases in tertiary care centers has been steadily increasing with the gradual increase in the number of immunocompromised patients. India contributes to about 40 % of the global burden of zygomycosis [1]. Fungal spores are ubiquitous and are continuously being inhaled, leading to colonization of the sinuses. This colonization may lead to chronic sinusitis and occasionally invasive fungal infection especially in an immunocompromised host.


Invasive Aspergillosis Invasive Fungal Infection Immunocompetent Individual Fungal Keratitis Rhizopus Arrhizus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyP.D. Hinduja HospitalMahim, MumbaiIndia

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