Fungal Maxillary Sinusitis Caused by Curvularia lunata

Gary Nishioka, Joyce G. Schwartz, Michael G. Rinaldi, Thomas B. Aufdemorte, Eugene Mackie

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Recently, reports have surfaced in which saprobic fungi, as well as fungi pathogenic for plants, seem to be evolving as human pathogens. While the bulk of infected patients are immunocompromised, many individuals appear to be immunocompetent. To our knowledge, this is the second known published case of maxillary sinusitis caused by Curvularia lunata in an immunocompetent patient. An interesting feature of this case is that the patient was treated with only surgery (débridement and irrigation) with complete resolution and no recurrence. (Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1987;113:665-666)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)665-666
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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