Allergic aspergillosis: A newly recognized form of sinusitis in the pediatric population

S. C. Manning, F. Vuitch, A. G. Weinberg, O. E. Brown

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In 1983, Katzenstein, et al. first described a form of noninvasive sinusitis in adults, which was histologically identical to allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, with much-containing eosinophils, Charcot-Leyden crystals, and fungal elements resembling Aspergillus species. The authors have treated six pediatric patients ages 8 to 16 who had findings typical of allergic Aspergillus sinusitis. All patients presented with nasal polyposis and progressive facial deformity. All patients had computed tomography findings of diffuse expansile sinus disease and four patients had evidence of bony erosion, raising the suspicion of malignancy. At surgery, all were found to have multiple sinuses densely packed with greenish-black inspissated mucin. Therapy consisted of wide surgical drainage with careful follow-up and nasal steroids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)681-685
Number of pages5
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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