Overview of basic medical mycology.
To introduce the general mycologic aspects of fungal rhinosinusitis, this article reviews, in brief, the biology of fungi and the principles of fungal pathogenesis. A glossary of frequently used mycologic terms is provided. The basis of fungal classification and strategies for the diagnosis of mycotic infections are summarized. The morphologic criteria for the identification of the common etiologic agents of rhinosinusitis are presented.
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