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Fungal Sinusitis

Fungal Invasion of the Body

Fungal Sinusitis is the result of fungi invading the body, typically in the dark, moist cavities of the nasal passages. The four types of Fungal Sinusitis are Allergic Fungal Sinusitis (AFS), Chronic Indolent Sinusitis (typically not found in the US, usually in parts of Sudan and northern India), and Fulminant Sinusitis (usually found in patients with immunodeficiency disorder).

Linked to Rhinosinusitis

A study in 1999, published by the Mayo Clinic found that 96 percent of the studies subjects with Rhinosinusitis were found to have fungus in their nasal secretions as well. This triggers the body’s response to send white blood cells to targeted nuclei and the presence of large granules that attract a reddish-orange stain to attack fungi. This causes irritation in the membranes in the nose. If the fungi sticks around, so does the irritation.

If you think you suffer from chronic Rhinosinusitis and/or fungal sinusitis contact Dr. Miya or Dr. Torchinsky immediately to schedule an appointment. Using their experience and top-of-the-line technological advances, Dr. Miya and Dr. Torchinsky will successfully diagnose and treat the cause of your sinus issues.