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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:1, January, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(1): 2999-3003

Fungal Etiology of Chronic Sinusitis in Tertiary Care Hospital in Northern India
Sikander Chirag* and Shashi sudhan sharma
Department of Microbiology, GMC Jammu, India
*Corresponding author

Chronic sinusitis is a common condition worldwide. Fungi is common cause of sinusitis. The aim of present study was to identify the fungi causing rhinosinusitis. The present study was conducted over a period of one year. Subjects of all age groups, both sexes and rural, urban areas with diagnosed chronic sinusitis were included. Specimens collected were nasal mucosa, nasal crusts, nasal polyp biopsy and sinus washings. Out of 200 cases 35 were KOH positive and 43 were culture positive. The most common fungal isolate was Aspergillus flavus followed by Mucor. As fungal sinusitis is increasing so we need to consider testing samples from chronic sinusitis for fungus. This would lead to proper treatment and lowers the burden both on patient and healthcare.

Keywords: Aspergillus flavus, Chronic rhinosinusitis, KOH, Fungal rhinosinusitis

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Sikander Chirag and Shashi sudhan sharma. 2021. Fungal Etiology of Chronic Sinusitis in Tertiary Care Hospital in Northern India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(1): 2999-3003. doi:
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