Conversion to Chronic Invasive Fungal Sinusitis From Allergic Fungal Sinusitis in Immunocompetence

Luke Edelmayer, Christopher Ito, Won Sok Lee, James Kimbrough, Stilianos E. Kountakis, J. Kenneth Byrd

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A review of the treatment of allergic and invasive fungal sinusitis, as well as a presentation of the first recorded case of a conversion from allergic fungal sinusitis (AFS) to chronic granulomatous invasive sinusitis and the fourth case of invasive fungal sinusitis associated with Curvularia. This immunocompetent patient suffering from chronic AFS converted after repeated high-dose steroid tapers and noncompliance. AFS may present atypically and should be suspected even in immunocompetent patients with sinus disease who report new onset pain and neurologic symptoms. Clinicians should consider the potential complications associated with repeated systemic steroid administration. Laryngoscope, 129:2447–2450, 2019.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2447-2450
Number of pages4
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2019


  • AFS
  • Allergic fungal sinusitis
  • Curvularia
  • chronic invasive fungal sinusitis
  • immunocompetent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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