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Managing acute invasive fungal sinusitis

Dwyhalo, Kristina M., PA-C; Donald, Carrlene, PA-C; Mendez, Anthony, PA-C; Hoxworth, Joseph, MD

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: January 2016 - Volume 29 - Issue 1 - p 48–53
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000473374.55372.8f
Special Topics in Infectious Diseases

ABSTRACT Acute invasive fungal sinusitis is the most aggressive form of fungal sinusitis and can be fatal, especially in patients who are immunosuppressed. Early diagnosis and intervention are crucial and potentially lifesaving, so primary care providers must maintain a high index of suspicion for this disease. Patients may need to be admitted to the hospital for IV antifungal therapy and surgical debridement.

At the Mayo Clinic Arizona in Phoenix, Ariz., Kristina M. Dwyhalo and Carrlene Donald practice in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, Anthony Mendez is an instructor in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and associate program director of the ENT PA fellowship in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, and Joseph Hoxworth is a neuroradiologist. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Roy A. Borchardt, PA-C, PhD, department editor

Copyright © 2016 American Academy of Physician Assistants
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