Invasive Fungal Sinusitis with Ophthalmological Complications: Case Series and Review of the Literature

Source: Neuro-Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research

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In this study, we determined the relationship between binding of IgG or IgM and the bacterial survival in normal human serum for 267 invasive H. influenzae strains from Spain, Portugal, and the Netherlands, of which the majority (200 [75%]) were NTHi. NTHi bacteria opsonized with high levels of IgM had the lowest survival in human serum. IgM binding to the bacterial surface, but not IgG binding, was shown to be associated with complement-mediated killing of NTHi strains. We conclude that evasion of IgM binding by NTHi strains increases survival in blood, thereby potentially contributing to their ability to cause severe invasive diseases.
Source: Infection and Immunity - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Molecular Pathogenesis Source Type: research
Conclusions: Component resolved diagnostic testing toward the major allergen Asp f 1 was less sensitive than skin prick test and serology toAspergillus fumigatus protein extract. However, sensitivity of component resolved diagnostics might be underestimated. Diagnostics of the species-specific allergens Asp f 1, 2, and 4 might allow to differentiate between genuine and cross-reactive sensitization. In the clinical routine, skin prick test and serology to crude extract remain the methods of choice.Int Arch Allergy Immunol
Source: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Abstract Background and objectives: The average rate of chronic sinusitis after maxillary implantation was approximately 5.1%. However, the evidence of predictive risk factors for sinusitis after implantation is lacking. The aim of this study was to perform an anatomic study on the maxillary sinus mucosal thickness (MSMT), the distance between the maxillary sinus ostium and sinus floor (MOD), and the MSMT/MOD ratio as a preoperative risk indicator for sinusitis after maxillary dental implantation. Materials and Methods: Between October 2008 and October 2019, all patients referred to the otolaryngology department w...
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Medicina (Kaunas) Source Type: research
Authors: Won JY, Kwon JW, Hong SN, Lee WH Abstract Background: The association between pet sensitization and pet ownership remains unclear. We elucidated the association between pet sensitization and pet ownership by age. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 2883 patients who visited our allergy clinic for nasal symptoms from January 2003 to December 2014; 1957 patients with data on skin-prick tests and questionnaire responses were included, and divided into adult (age>19) and children (≤19) groups; the association between pet sensitization and pet ownership was evaluated in both groups. Results: Amon...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol Source Type: research
We report a recurrent case of frontal SPOA who had a previous history of craniotomy due to head trauma. The patient was presented with headache, facial swelling and diagnosed as frontal, ethmoid, and maxillary sinusitis with frontal SPOA, which is PPT. The patient was surgically managed by endoscopic sinus surgery and external drainage of the abscess. Although the symptoms had been relieved soon after the surgery, they were recurred after 1 week. By paranasal sinus computed tomography scans, it was suspected that severe carious teeth, which were missed before surgery, induced maxillary sinusitis which spread into the front...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research
Authors: Elkalla RA, Nossier AAH, Millar AL, El-Sheikh MM, El Behairy RAA, Mogahed HGH Abstract Background: Chronic sinusitis is one of the most common chronic diseases involving different age groups. The different etiological factors and difficult diagnostic procedures contribute to misdiagnosis and chronicity of sinusitis. There is no standard treatment for sinusitis. Long term use of corticosteroids and antibiotics may lead to numerous adverse side effects. Laser therapy has been suggested as a non-invasive treatment for sinusitis. It has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects. When considering maxillary si...
Source: Laser Therapy - Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research
We report a case of removal of a firearm projectile located in the maxillary sinus of a 34-year-old patient under local anesthesia.RESUMO Corpos estranhos nos seios paranasais s ão ocorrências raras que têm sido esporadicamente relatadas na literatura em todo o mundo. Projéteis de arma de fogo, punhais, facas, fragmentos de vidro, pedras, dentes e madeira podem ficar alojados nos tecidos moles e duros do rosto. O manejo e o prognóstico nesses casos dependem da composiç ão e localização do corpo estranho, bem como da presença ou ausência de infec&cced...
Source: RGO - Revista Gaucha de Odontologia - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur study confirmed the safety and efficacy of our easily applicable and low-cost antibiotic prophylaxis protocol.
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: While multiple factors affect ME, this study demonstrates that ICP and ME are probably related. Further studies are needed to determine the mechanistic relationship between ICP and middle ear pressure. PMID: 32883058 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Korean Neurosurg Soc Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Fungal infection should always be considered in patients with sinusitis and previous root canal theraphy. Misdiagnosis can lead to severe complications. Surgical removal seems to be effective and resolutive. KEY WORDS: Endoscopic surgery, Fungus Ball, Maxillary sinusitiss. PMID: 32876052 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Ital Chir Source Type: research
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