Author(s): Khan Imran wasfi1, Pradhan Nishikant2, Samantaray KK3
To find out the prevalance of fungus in immunocompetent patients presenting with CRS and to compare common clinical manifestation
There were 44 males and 32 females among the 76 patients. The underlying fungus was found in 9 (11.8%) of the participants, 5 (55.5%) of whom were males and 4 (44.5%) of whom were females. Nasal blockage (88 percent), headache (63 percent), post-nasal drip (57 percent), nasal discharge (34 percent), odour disturbance (33 percent), and sneezing were the most common symptoms in this study (30 percent ). The average age was 43.83 +/- 14.82. The most common organism discovered was Aspergillus.
A considerable number of individuals with chronic rhinosinusitis with polyposis have underlying fungus, with Aspergillus being the most frequent organism detected.
chronic rhinosinusitis with polyposis, Fungus, Aspergillus