Nasal D/c - Rhinosinusitis | Fungal

Etiology

  • Mucor or aspergillous
  • Overall uncommon

Risk Factors

  • Diabetic, elderly and/or otherwise compromised hosts

Symptoms

  • Persistent facial pain
  • Fever and congestion
  • Can lead to severe illness as these organisms are invasive

Physical Exam Findings

  • May be quite ill if invasive
  • Febrile, sinus area pain
  • Sometimes evidence palatal necrosis