European Journal of Rhinology and Allergy
Case Report
A Rare Reproduction in Paranasal Sinuses; Lophomonas Blattarum

A Rare Reproduction in Paranasal Sinuses; Lophomonas Blattarum

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Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, İzmir Katip Çelebi University Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey

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Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery İzmir Katip Çelebi University Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey

Eur J Rhinol Allergy 2019; 2: 89-91
DOI: 10.5152/ejra.2019.161
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Lophomonas blattarum is a rare cause of paranasal sinus infections. The present study reports a case of ethmoid sinusitis of a Lophomonas parasite. A 45-year-old female patient who was followed up at the intensive care unit with the diagnosis of meningitis was presented because of the rare occurrence of L. blattarum in the mucosal biopsy and culture specimens obtained from the left nasal passage on the detection of pansinusitis on control computed tomography. Complete recovery was observed after metronidazole was administered at 2 g/day for 25 days with no complications. Pansinusitis develops in patients followed up at the intensive care unit for various reasons. The most common bacterial microorganism infections are caused by fungal and small parasites. Lophomonas blattarum, a flagellated parasite, should be considered in the etiology. Complete cure is achieved with medical treatment, and no complications are expected.

Cite this article as: Bakış YB, Balcı MK, Bektaş MC, Yazır M. A Rare Reproduction in Paranasal Sinuses; Lophomonas Blattarum. Eur J Rhinol Allergy 2019; 2(3): 89-91.

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