7.1 FUNGAL BIODIVERSITY IN THE SINUNASAL CAVITY.
W. Buzina, H. Braun, H. Stammberger, D. Haas and E. Marth, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria
Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is one of the most common chronic diseases
in the 'westernized world'. The biodiversity of fungi isolated from
the nasal mucus of patients suffering from CRS and from healthy persons
was monitored over 28 months. Mucus samples were obtained by flushing
the noses of patients with saline or by endoscopic sinus surgery.
Identification of isolated fungi was performed microscopically and
by PCR with subsequent sequencing of the ribosomal internal transcribed
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