Recurrent Pseudallescheria boydii sinusitis in acute leukemia

Scand J Infect Dis. 1993;25(2):263-7. doi: 10.3109/00365549309008495.


Most episodes of fungal sinusitis in immunocompromised patients are caused by Aspergillus species. To treat such infections, surgical debridement and anti-fungal therapy have been recommended; it is also clear however that an adequate neutrophil count is important in controlling such infections. We report a case in which fungal sinusitis was shown to be due to P. boydii and in which the infection recurred over a period of 2 years during episodes of neutropenia in spite of vigorous surgical and medical therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • British Columbia
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunocompromised Host*
  • Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / complications*
  • Mycetoma / microbiology*
  • Pseudallescheria*
  • Recurrence
  • Sinusitis / microbiology*