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Sporotrichosis of Maxillary Sinus

NC Sandeepa, HP Jaishankar, B Sharath Chandra, SN Veena, T Yeshaswini

Citation Information : Sandeepa N, Jaishankar H, Sharath Chandra B, Veena S, Yeshaswini T. Sporotrichosis of Maxillary Sinus. World J Dent 2011; 2 (3):269-271.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1095

Published Online: 00-09-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Sporotrichosis or Gardener's disease is a chronic nodular subcutaneous mycotic disease, causative organism being Sporotrichum schenckii. The specific mode of entry of the fungus into the body, being mainly through small cuts and punctures and rarely by inhalation; which usually manifest as cutaneous and subcutaneous infections.

Here we report a rare case of sporotrichosis of maxillary sinus in an immunocompetent patient. Our case of sporotrichosis, a deep fungal infection involving maxillary sinus was confirmed by fungal culture and successfully managed by antifungal agents combined with surgical debridement.

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