Revista chilena de infectología
versión impresa ISSN 0716-1018
CHANQUEO C, Leonardo et al. Scedosporium apiospermum rhinosinusal infection in an immunocompetent host. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2009, vol.26, n.5, pp. 453-456. ISSN 0716-1018. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-10182009000600011.
Scedosporium species can cause colonization, superficial and deep localized infection or systemic disease, espe-cially in irnmunocompromised hosts. We report a case of localized infection due to Scedosporium apiospermum in a 47 year oíd woman, with previous nasal surgery. She consulted for recurrent mucopurulent post-nasal discharge not responding to antibiotics. Computed tomography showed opacification of right maxillary sinus. Surgery was performed to removed abnormal tissue from sinus; biopsy revealed chronic sinusitis with aggregate of tightly packed hyphae suggestive of filamentous fungi. The microbiology fungal culture reported Scedosporium apiospermum.
Palabras clave : Scedosporium apiospermum; paranasal fungus balls; antifungal agents.