Chronic Invasive Fungal Sinusitis With Negative Histopathology: A Diagnostic Challenge

Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Mar 30:145561320973773. doi: 10.1177/0145561320973773. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

Although the diagnosis of chronic invasive fungal sinusitis relies chiefly on identification of invasive fungi on histology, the insidious nature of the disease can preclude detection of fungal organisms. Here, we present a case of chronic invasive fungal sinusitis with negative histopathologic findings and a definitive diagnosis made through fungal DNA detection. Clinicians should consider polymerase chain reaction an important complement to histology and culture in the diagnosis of chronic invasive fungal sinusitis.

PMID:33781123 | DOI:10.1177/0145561320973773

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