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Fungal Sinusitis

There are two common types of fungal sinusitis:

And there are two extremely rare types fungal sinusitis:

Sometimes, fungal sinusitis is found in patients with immunocompromised systems (i.e., having diabetes or some other chronic illness).

Diagnosis

Diagnosis of any type of fungal sinusitis is tricky.

What doctors look for when they suspect fungal sinusitis:

Also, the four different sinus funguses are very different in how they affect patients, how they look during exam, what they look like on a CT, and how they are treated, so it is very important to distinguish between these four types. An extremely knowledgeable sinus specialist is your best bet in distinguishing whether you have a fungal sinus infection, which fungal infection you have and exactly how to treat it.

Treatment

Fungal sinusitis often requires surgery but specific treatment depends on the type of fungal disease discovered.

Why Come to the Michigan Sinus Center?

While fungal sinusitis is somewhat uncommon – and acute or chronic invasive fungal sinusitis is extremely rare – we at the Michigan Sinus Center have a great deal of experience with this sinus disease and have treated it with great success. We understand the differences among the four types of fungal sinusitis and how to treat each one.