Title:
AFRS caused by S. commune diagnosed using specific antibodies and genetic identification
Authors:
T. Nakada , M. Teranishi , M. Tomita , Y. Ueda , K. Kamei , M. Sone
Institutions:
Department of Otolaryngology, Gifu Prefectural Tajimi Hospital 1-161, Maehata-cho, Tajimi 507-8522, Japan; Department of Otolaryngology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65 Tsurumai-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8550, Japan ; Division of Clinical Research, Medical Mycology Research Center, Chiba University 1-8-1, Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba 260-8673, Japan
Keywords:
Schizophyllum commune; allergic fungal rhinosinusitis
Pages:
123 - 127
Abstract:
AFRS caused by S. commune diagnosed using specific antibodies and genetic identification. Background: Schizophyllum commune is a widespread species of fungus that grows on a variety of trees and decaying wood. It only rarely causes human disease such as allergic broncho pulmonary mycosis, fungal rhinosinusitis and allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (AFRS).AFRS caused by S. commune is the most unusual among these diseases. Case reports: we present two cases of S. commune-induced AFRS in a 34 year old and a 27-year-old woman diagnosed by elevated IgE antibodies, computed tomography findings and histopathological examinations of mucous and culture. Conclusion: the two patients showed positive specific IgE and IgG antibodies against S. commune using an enzymelinked immunosorbent assay. We confirmed a decrease in the values of specific antibodies after remission in a patient.
Issue:
Vol. 13, 2017, 2nd trimester


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AFRS caused by S. commune diagnosed using specific antibodies and genetic identification