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Mycopathologia. 2019 Feb;184(1):89-96. doi: 10.1007/s11046-018-0288-z. Epub 2018 Aug 30.

Allergic Fungal Sinusitis Caused by Exserohilum rostratum and Literature Review.

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1
Department of Microbiology, Al-Adan Hospital, Hadiya, Kuwait.
2
Department of Eye, Nose and Throat, Al-Adan Hospital, Hadiya, Kuwait.
3
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, P. O. Box 24923, Safat, 1311, Kuwait. zkhan@hsc.edu.kw.
4
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, P. O. Box 24923, Safat, 1311, Kuwait.
5
Department of Pathology, Al-Adan Hospital, Hadiya, Kuwait.

Abstract

A case of allergic fungal sinusitis (AFS) caused by Exserohilum rostratum, proven by culture and histopathology of the biopsy material, is described. The identity of the isolate was confirmed by sequencing of ITS region of rDNA. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of allergic E. rostratum sinusitis from Kuwait and Arabian Peninsula. Ten previously described cases of AFS have been reviewed. The report highlights the emerging importance of E. rostratum as a human pathogen in this region and role of molecular methods in its accurate identification.

KEYWORDS:

Exserohilum rostratum; Fungal sinusitis; Molecular diagnosis

PMID:
30168078
DOI:
10.1007/s11046-018-0288-z

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