Fast Five Quiz: Sinus Conditions

Arlen D. Meyers, MD, MBA


October 24, 2022

The recommended treatment for all forms of fungal sinusitis is surgery. Acute invasive fungal sinusitis is common in patients who are immunocompromised and patients with diabetes; however, it has also been reported in immunocompetent individuals. Typically, patients with acute invasive sinusitis are severely ill, requiring hospitalization as well as surgery.

Chronic invasive fungal sinusitis usually occurs in patients with diabetes and is a slowly progressive fungal infection with a low-grade invasive process. As with other forms of fungal sinusitis, it typically requires surgical treatment.

Patients with allergic fungal sinusitis present with classic sinusitis symptoms and may also present with proptosis or eye muscle entrapment. These patients have often had multiple surgeries by the time of diagnosis.

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