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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:2, February, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(2): 775-783

A Study on the categorization and Mycological profile of chronic fungal Rhinosinusitis in a Tertiary care hospital
K.Kavitha*, N.Rathnapriya, K.G.Venkatesh and G.Jayalakshmi
Department of Microbiology, Govt. Thiruvannamalai Medical College, Vengikkal, Thiruvannamalai-606604, India
*Corresponding author

This study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital to evaluate the occurrence of Chronic fungal rhinosinusitis in patients admitted  in a tertiary care hospital.AIM: To isolate the fungi causing chronic fungal rhinosinusitis, to categorise them, to study the susceptibility pattern of the isolates to anti fungal drugs. Processing and identification of  isolates were done following standard operating procedures. CFRS was noted in 11% of the cases in the present study. Allergic fungal sinusitis was the most common (67%). Aspergillus flavus was most commonly isolated (46.5%). A.flavus was the most common isolate in all categories except CIFRS. All isolates were sensitive to Amphotericin B and Itraconazole  Categorisation of CFRS is essential and helps to decide the best treatment option for the patient. Anti fungal sensitivity testing should be done as a routine for all cases.

Keywords: Fungal sinusitis, Categories, antifungal Susceptibility testing,microbroth dilution.

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 Kavitha, K., N.Rathnapriya, K.G.Venkatesh and Jayalakshmi, G. 2016. A Study on the categorization and Mycological profile of chronic fungal Rhinosinusitis in a Tertiary care hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(2): 775-783. doi:
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