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CASE REPORT Table of Contents   
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 639-641
Alternaria alternata infection associated osteomyelitis of maxilla: A rare disease entity


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Institute of Technology and Science, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Institute of Technology and Science, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Sanjay Rastogi
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Institute of Technology and Science, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.123420

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Alternaria alternata is one of the rarest fungi associated with paranasal sinusitis. Alternaria species are pigmented (also known as dematiaceous or phaeoid) filamentous fungi, which are well-known soil saprophytes and plant pathogens that infrequently cause infection in humans mainly, cutaneous lesions. We present a case of osteomyelitis of maxilla caused by a rare fungus- A. alternata in a diabetic patient with poor glycemic control who was successfully treated with antifungal and surgical debridement over the period of 6 months.


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