Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 435--436

Isolated frontal sinusitis due to Pseudallescheria boydii


Vamseedhar Annam1, VS Athaniker2, Balasaheb Ramalingappa Yelikar2 
1 Department of Pathology, Sree Siddhartha Medical College and Research Centre, Tumkur, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pathology, Shri B.M. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Bijapur, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Vamseedhar Annam
Department of Pathology, Sree Siddhartha Medical College and Research Centre, Tumkur, Karnataka
India

We report a case of recurrent sino-nasal fungal infection due to Pseudallescheria boydii (P. boydii) in a 33-year-old diabetic woman. It is very essential to identify P. boydii, as Miconazole is the only antifungal drug of choice. However, histological examination of the specimen for clinching clues such as intercalary conidia and chlamydoconidia plays an important role in identifying P. boydii, when fungal culture fails to yield the growth. On follow-up, the woman responded for the treatment with Miconazole and is free of symptoms, with no recurrence after 6 months.


How to cite this article:
Annam V, Athaniker V S, Yelikar BR. Isolated frontal sinusitis due to Pseudallescheria boydii.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2008;51:435-436


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Annam V, Athaniker V S, Yelikar BR. Isolated frontal sinusitis due to Pseudallescheria boydii. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2008 [cited 2020 Aug 11 ];51:435-436
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