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This cross sectional study was done to identify the fungal etiology of maxillary sinusitis. This study was done in the department of Otolaryngology & Head-Neck Surgery, Shahid Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The study period was 5 years (January 2003 to December 2007). Total 63 patients who were diagnosed clinically and radiologically as a maxillary sinusitis were enrolled in this study. All the patients were included randomly. Among 63 patients 8(12.69%) patients had laboratory proved fungal maxillary sinusitis. Collection of the laboratory specimen was done from antral wash out and biopsy for histopathology was taken by endoscopic surgery. By histopathological and fungal stain revealed noninvasive type of fungal infection in all cases. Post nasal drip (100%), Headache (100%), Nasal obstruction (65% cases) were the main presenting symptoms in case of fungal maxillary sinusitis. Anti fungal treatment along with systemic antibiotic was given in case of proven maxillary sinusitis and 100% cure rate was observed after treatment.


M Hassan, M H Khan, A U Ahmed, M M Morshed, M R Chakraborty, K Ahmed. Maxillary sinusitis and fungal infection. Mymensingh medical journal : MMJ. 2011 Jul;20(3):459-62

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PMID: 21804512

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