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RMJ. 2015; 40(4): 428-432

Frequency of fungal infection in the nasal polyposis patients undergoing polypectomy in a tertiary care unit

Ayesha Jawad, Yasir Bin Nisar.

This cross sectional study was conducted in the department of ENT, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad. A total of 60 patients with nasal polyposis were enrolled. Patients who did not give consent, with sinonasal malignancy, diabetes, and pregnant or lactating women were excluded from study. All the patients were operated and specimens of polypectomies were sent to the Department of Pathology for fungal culture, direct microscopy and histopathology. Data was entered and analysed using SPSS version 20.

Key words: Nasal polyposis, polypectomy, fungal infection, culture,

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