Fungal sinusitis is an emerging family of fungal diseases, which has been thus far understudied. Though widely recognized in clinical setting and thoroughly reported in the literature, studies to corroborate these observations are yet to be done. In addition, few or no animal models have been developed to study the pathogenic process of fungal sinusitis. Future studies will need to explore the underlying host defense anomalies that predispose individuals to fungal infection of the sinuses and also examine the microbial factors that facilitate colonization, infection, and invasion.
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