Case report of Schizophyllum commune sinusitis in an immunocompetent patient
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Schizophyllum commune is a basidiomycete fungus with broad distribution in nature; however, it is a rare cause of infectious disease. We report the isolation of this mould in a 46 year-old immunocompetent patient with chronic sinusitis previously treated with multiple antibiotics and topical nasal steroids. Material obtained via a left maxillary sinus antrostomy showed septate hyaline hyphae with clamp connections on direct examination with KOH and histopathological studies. Further growth on Sabouraud agar produced a white mould that, based on its microscopic and macroscopic characteristics, was identified as S. commune. Despite its low frequency, this fungus should be considered a possible pathogen, particularly in samples obtained from paranasal sinuses.
Castro, L. Ángela, Álvarez, M. I., & Martínez, E. (2010). Case report of Schizophyllum commune sinusitis in an immunocompetent patient. Colombia Médica, 41(1), 71–76. https://doi.org/10.25100/cm.v41i1.687
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