Chronic craniofacial dematiaceous fungal infection: A case report

Kishore Shetty, Peter J Giannini, Ronald Achong

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Abstract

Curvularia is a saprobic dematiaceous mold that has been associated with a wide spectrum of human infection. In non-immunosuppressed patients, infections frequently involve the paranasal sinus, skin, and soft tissue, whereas systemic dissemination and endocarditis are extremely rare. The optimal antifungal therapy for Curvularia infection is not known, and responses to treatment with amphotericin B, miconazole, ketoconazole, terbinafine, and itraconazole have been reported. We describe a patient with an invasive dematiaceous fungal sinusitis who was immunocompetent and was infected with Curvularia. The patient was successfully treated with oral itraconazole by otolaryngology and the infectious disease service.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-158
Number of pages4
JournalSpecial Care in Dentistry
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006

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Mycoses
Itraconazole
terbinafine
Infection
Miconazole
Ketoconazole
Paranasal Sinuses
Sinusitis
Otolaryngology
Amphotericin B
Endocarditis
Communicable Diseases
Fungi
Skin
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Curvularia
  • Dematiaceous
  • Fungal
  • Oral
  • Sinus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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Chronic craniofacial dematiaceous fungal infection : A case report. / Shetty, Kishore; Giannini, Peter J; Achong, Ronald.

In: Special Care in Dentistry, Vol. 26, No. 4, 01.07.2006, p. 155-158.

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Shetty, Kishore ; Giannini, Peter J ; Achong, Ronald. / Chronic craniofacial dematiaceous fungal infection : A case report. In: Special Care in Dentistry. 2006 ; Vol. 26, No. 4. pp. 155-158.
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