Maxillary Sinusitis Caused by Actinomucor elegans

February 22, 2017 at 8:46 am

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY Feb. 2001, p. 740–742

GRACIELA DAVEL,1 * PATRICIA FEATHERSTON,2 ANIBAL FERNA´NDEZ,2 RUBEN ABRANTES,1 CRISTINA CANTEROS,1 LAURA RODERO,1 CARLOS SZTERN,3 AND DIEGO PERROTTA1

Departamento Micologıa, INEI, ANLIS Dr. Carlos G. Malbran, Buenos Aires,1 and Hospital San Juan de Dios2 and Fundacion Jose Marıa Mainetti, Centro Oncologico,3 La Plata, Argentina

We report the first case of maxillary sinusitis caused by Actinomucor elegans in an 11-year-old patient. Histopathological and mycological examinations of surgical maxillary sinuses samples showed coenocytic hyphae characteristic of mucoraceous fungi. The fungi recovered had stolons and rhizoids, nonapophyseal and globose sporangia, and whorled branched sporangiophores and was identified as A. elegans. After surgical cleaning and chemotherapy with amphotericin B administered intravenously and by irrigation, the patient became asymptomatic and the mycological study results were negative.

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Entry filed under: Antimicoticos, Biología Molecular, Epidemiología, Infecciones micoticas, Infecciones respiratorias, Metodos diagnosticos, REPORTS, Sepsis, Update.

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