INCIDENCE OF ALLERGIC FUNGAL SINUSITIS AMONG PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC RHINOSINUSITIS
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Vivek Gupta, Grace Bhudhiraja, Mandeep Kaur, Wassem Qadir Dar
2017 Journal of Evidence Based Medicine and Healthcare  
BACKGROUND This study aims to evaluate the incidence of allergic fungal sinusitis among patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a widely prevalent condition globally as well as in India. Fungal rhinosinusitis is classified into two subgroups: three invasive forms (acute necrotizing, chronic invasive, granulomatous invasive), and two noninvasive forms (fungal ball and allergic fungal). MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients attending the Department of ENT at Adesh institute
more » ... at Adesh institute of medical science & research, Bathinda (Punjab) between Jan 2016 and Dec 2016 one year duration 82 cases were included in this retrospective analysis with features suggestive of chronic rhinosinusitis. Based on clinical, endoscopic and radiological parameters, 82 cases were diagnosed to have rhinosinusitis. In these cases, postoperatively after HPE examination, 16 cases were confirmed to have mycotic infection.
doi:10.18410/jebmh/2017/855 fatcat:b4ttmk56dfegfmu3y5hrzbqfkm