17 May Rhinosporidiosis is a disease caused by the organism Rhinosporidium seeberi, which was once thought to be a fungus but is now believed to. 18 May Nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx – Rhinosporidiosis. Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic infective disorder caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi. It usually presents as a soft polypoidal pedunculated or sessile mass.

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A case report with review of literature. Medical therapy of rhinosporidiosis with dapsone. The etiological agent is Rhinosporiiosis seeberiwhose taxonomy has been debated in the last decades since the microorganism is intractable to isolation and microbiological culture [ 3 ]. Mature cysts become filled with numerous spores endosporeswhich on release become new cysts Fig.

None, Conflict of Interest: This might indicate the existence of predisposing, though obscure, factors in the host. Rhinosporidiisis fatal rhino-cerebral zygomycosis in a young woman with latent diabetes mellitus and rhinospoeidiosis blood vessel agenesis.

Secondly, in Delhi, due to constant migration of labor from neighboring Indian states where the disease is endemic, the possibility of such infections can never be ruled out. Less outdoor activity and less chance of contact with animals could explain fewer incidences among women [ 14 ]. J Trop Med Hyg. Routine hematological investigations including ABO blood grouping were done in all possible cases.

Further, natural animal hosts, soil habitats or water reservoirs could be analyzed to identify the ecological density of Rhinosporidium seeberi. We use cookies to help provide and rhinisporidiosis our service and tailor content and ads. Fine needle aspiration cytology FNAC of the lesions was available in only a few cases.


Clinical Features Rhinosporidiosis is typically localized rhinossporidiosis the sinonasal tract and conjunctiva but is rarely encountered in other anatomic sites like larynx, trachea, esophagus, genital tract, and others.

Other sites of involvement include the maxillary antrum, larynx, external ear canal, parotid duct, urethra, and genitalia. Rhinosporidiosis Rhinosporidiosis is a benign disease caused by infection with the organism Rhinosporidium seeberi that can involve the nose, throat, ear, or genitalia in males and females.

It is more commonly found in the tropics due to increased migration of those who have acquired rhinosporidiosis in their native Asian countries to the west [ 1 ].

Rare sites of involvement in our series were lip, palate and urethra. Other workers reported similar experiences.

Histopathological samples were processed according to the rhhinosporidiosis recommendation.

Rhinosporidiosis: Background, Pathophysiology, Epidemiology

Volume 2 Sixth EditionRhinosporidiosis. A year-old man, a native of Bihar, presented to the OPD of Otorhinolaryngology, of our tertiary care hospital with a history of foreign body sensation and a small painless mass in the left nostril, associated with occasional epistaxis and nasal discharge at intermittent intervals of 7—8 months duration.

Moreover, given the modern day propensity for travel and the ability of these agents to remain dormant for years, infections acquired by patients in restricted geographic regions can manifest symptoms outside of that area.

Rhinosporidiosis may be suspected in subjects with polypoid lesions that contain white dots on close inspection. Nasal rhinosporidiosis in humans: However, in oncocytic sinonasal papilloma the microcysts are confined to the epithelium.


This new study found that eight internal transcriber spacer ITS DNA sequences recovered from eight Indian and Sri Lankan humans, a dog, and two swans with proven rhinosporidiosis consistently grouped within the Mesomycetozoa. Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic infective disorder caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi.


Thesis, Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires. The regional sero-epidemiology of rhinosporidiosis in Sri Lankan humans and animals. Rhinosporidiosis is a benign disease caused by infection with the organism Rhinosporidium seeberi that can involve the nose, throat, ear, or genitalia in males and females.

The sporangium wall of R. Morphological appearance alone in a few cases failed to give diagnosis of rhinosporidiosis. Affected cats have been outdoor cats. In Veterinary Medicine Eleventh Edition Nose and nasopharynx were the most commonly affected sites Light rhinosporidilsis electron microscopic findings in rhinosporidiosis after Dapsone therapy.

Its location at the point where animals and fungi first diverged suggests that this unicellular group of microbes could be one of the ancestors of animals and fungi. The rhinospoeidiosis diagnoses include coccidioidomycosis, myospherulosis and pyogenic granuloma.

In every case, rhinosporidiosis was correctly diagnosed, which later on was confirmed by histopathology.