Presence of fungus in sinus cultures of cystic fibrosis patients.

  title={Presence of fungus in sinus cultures of cystic fibrosis patients.},
  author={Sarah K. Wise and Todd T. Kingdom and Lawrence McKean and John M Delgaudio and Giridhar Venkatraman},
  journal={American journal of rhinology},
  volume={19 1},
BACKGROUND Sinonasal pathology is nearly universal in the cystic fibrosis (CF) population. The bacteriology of sinus cultures from CF patients and the implications of sinus bacterial pathogens in this group have been studied; however, sinus fungal isolates from CF patients have not been examined in the literature. METHODS We reviewed 30 consecutive CF patients undergoing endoscopic sinus surgery at our institution for the presence of fungal isolates obtained from the sinuses at the time of… CONTINUE READING

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