The role of mucosal immunity in fungus ball of the paranasal sinuses.

@article{Park2012TheRO,
  title={The role of mucosal immunity in fungus ball of the paranasal sinuses.},
  author={Hyun Joo Park and J Y Seoh and K I Han and Kyung Ray Moon and Seung-Sin Lee},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica},
  year={2012},
  volume={132 Suppl 1},
  pages={S58-62}
}
CONCLUSION Increased levels of immunoglobulin (Ig)A, plasma cells, and lymphocytes without infiltration of other inflammatory cells suggest that mucosal immunity may play an important role in paranasal fungus ball. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to examine the nasal mucosal immune responses to fungi to understand the pathogenesis of fungus ball. METHODS Five patients with fungus ball of the maxillary sinus were enrolled. Lavage samples were collected from both nasal cavities and the maxillary… CONTINUE READING

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