Post COVID-19 acute invasive fungal rhinosinusitis caused by Scedosporium apiospermum: a covert pathogen

Sonam Singla, Vyoma Singh, Atmaram Bansal, Jai Prakash Sharma, Teena Wadhwa, Smita Sarma


Immune dysregulation caused by COVID-19 and the presence of risk factors such as diabetes, steroid therapy and immune-modulatory drugs significantly increase the risk of secondary invasive fungal infections. Scedosporium apiospermum is an emerging pathogen and is rarely reported as a cause of fungal rhinosinusitis. This was a previously unreported case of post COVID-19 acute invasive fungal rhinosinusitis caused by S. apiospermum with rare complications of cranial nerve palsies and ruptured mycotic intracranial aneurysm.


Scedosporium, Fungal rhinosinusitis, Mycotic aneurysm, Secondary infections, COVID-19

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