Managing acute invasive fungal sinusitis

Kristina M. Dwyhalo, Carrlene Donald, Anthony Mendez, Joseph Hoxworth

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-53
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Acute invasive
  • Diabetes
  • Fungal sinusitis
  • HIV
  • Immunocompromised
  • Neutropenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nurse Assisting

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