Indian Journal of Dental Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 639--641

Alternaria alternata infection associated osteomyelitis of maxilla: A rare disease entity


Vidhi Chhabra1, Sanjay Rastogi1, Madhumita Barua2, Sanjeev Kumar1 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Chhabra V, Rastogi S, Barua M, Kumar S. Alternaria alternata infection associated osteomyelitis of maxilla: A rare disease entity.Indian J Dent Res 2013;24:639-641


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Chhabra V, Rastogi S, Barua M, Kumar S. Alternaria alternata infection associated osteomyelitis of maxilla: A rare disease entity. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Apr 10 ];24:639-641
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