What are the types of fungal sinusitis?

Updated: Mar 17, 2020
  • Author: Hassan H Ramadan, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Fungal infections of the paranasal sinus can manifest as 2 distinct entities.

The more serious infection commonly occurs in patients with diabetes or in individuals who are immunocompromised and is characterized by its invasiveness, tissue destruction, and rapid onset. Early detection and treatment are vital for these infections because of the high mortality rate.

Noninvasive infections are chronic and are usually treated for extended periods as chronic sinusitis before the condition is recognized.


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