Which medical history findings are relevant for suspected fungal sinusitis (sinus infection)?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Obtain a history of diabetes or organ transplant if invasive fungal sinusitis is being considered. Fungal infections are more common in people with diabetes and those who are immunocompromised. Clinicians should maintain a high index of suspicion for acute invasive fungal sinusitis in immunocompromised patients with orbital or CNS complications of rhinosinusitis.


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