Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : March | Volume : 10 | Issue : 3 | Page : DD01 - DD02

Sporotrichosis of Maxillary Sinuses in a Middle Aged Female Patient from Rural Area of Eastern India DD01-DD02

Anita Nandi (Mitra), Saumik Das, Ramanuj Sinha, Neeraj Aggarwal, Sriparna Chakravorty

Dr. Anita Nandi (Mitra),
BD 173, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700064, India.
E-mail: Anitanandi20121964@gmail

Sporotrichosis is commonly a chronic infection caused by Sporothrix schenckii, a saprophytic fungus and is usually limited to cutaneous and subcutaneous tissues. Disseminated systemic, osteoarticular or pulmonary sporotrichosis have been reported but nasal sinusitis by this fungus is extremely infrequent. Earlier report from southern India documented a case of maxillary sinusitis by Sporothrix schenckii. Here we report a similar case of bilateral maxillary sinusitis in a middle aged female from a village of Bihar, a state in eastern India. She underwent endoscopic maxillary sinus surgery for nasal symptoms and diagnosed to have sporotrichotic infection of maxillary sinuses. The diagnosis was done by mycological and histopathological examination and patient improved under antifungal chemotherapy.