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INVASIVE EXSEROHILUM SINUSITIS IN A PATIENT WITH APLASTIC ANEMIA

LaSala, P Rocco MD*; Smith, Michael B. MD*; McGinnis, Michael R. PhD*; Sackey, Kwesi MD†; Patel, Janak A. MD‡; Qiu, Suimin MD, PhD*

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: October 2005 - Volume 24 - Issue 10 - pp 939-941
Brief Reports

A case of acute, invasive, sinusitis caused by the dematiaceous mold Exserohilum rostratum is presented. Herein we examine the subtypes of fungal sinusitis and briefly discuss some characteristics, pathologic and microbiologic differential diagnoses and management strategies of Exserohilum sinus infection in an immunocompromised patient.

From the *Department of Pathology and the Divisions of †Hematology and Oncology and ‡Pediatric Infectious Disease and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Accepted for publication April 20, 2005.

E-mail sqiu@utmb.edu. Reprints not available.

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.