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Long-term use of Le Fort I osteotomy for the management of nasopharyngeal rhinosporidiosis: A case series.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Oct-Nov;97(10-11):E36-E43

Department of Craniofacial Surgery, Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Craniofacial Surgery, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

Rhinosporidiosis is a rare, chronic, granulomatous infection of the mucous membranes that mainly involves the nose and nasopharynx; it occasionally involves the pharynx, conjunctiva, larynx, trachea and, rarely, the skin. The characteristic clinical features of this disease include the formation of painless polyps in the nasal mucosa or the nasopharynx that bleed easily on touch. At our center, excision of the lesion with a Le Fort I osteotomy is carried out in patients (1) in whom two or more previous attempts at excision of biopsy-proven rhinosporidiosis arising from the nasal mucosa was carried out or (2) in whom the rhinosporidiosis arises from the nasophayrngeal mucosa and/or extranasal sites. Read More

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November 2018
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Nondisseminated rhinosporidiosis with multisite involvement in the head and neck.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Sep;97(9):E15-E17

Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka-576104, India.

Rhinosporidiosis is a communicable disease prevalent in tropical countries that affects one or more mucocutaneous sites such as the nasal cavity, pharynx, skin, bronchus, genitals, and bone, in isolation or together. We report a case of multicentric rhinosporidiosis involving the nasal cavity, oropharynx, larynx, and cheek skin without disseminated disease outside the head and neck. Although the appearance of mucocutaneous lesions in our patient was similar to that of papilloma or neoplasm, the distinct clinicopathologic characteristics of the rhinosporidiosis guided us in managing the case successfully. Read More

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September 2018
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Lacrimal Sac Rhinosporidiosis and Surgical Management by Transnasal Endoscopic Excision: A Case Series.

Laryngoscope 2018 Sep 8. Epub 2018 Sep 8.

Department of Otolaryngology, Little Flower Hospital, Angamaly, Kerala, India.

Objectives: To study the clinical profile and the route of spread of lacrimal sac rhinosporidiosis. To device a standard transnasal endoscopic surgical procedure in the treatment of lacrimal sac rhinosporidiosis.

Methods: This is a retrospective analysis of a case series on lacrimal sac rhinosporidiosis. Read More

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September 2018
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[First case of ocular rhinosporidiosis in French Guiana].

Ann Pathol 2018 Aug 14. Epub 2018 Aug 14.

Service d'anatomopathologie, centre hospitalier Andrée-Rosemon, avenue des Flamboyants, BP 6006, 97306 Cayenne, France.

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August 2018
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Polymorphic presentation of disseminated cutaneous rhinosporidiosis in an immunocompetent individual.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2018 Sep-Oct;84(5):614-617

Department of Pathology, Self Employed, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

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Rhinosporidiosis in Colombia: case series and literature review.

Trop Doct 2018 Oct 22;48(4):289-293. Epub 2018 Jul 22.

1 Escuela de Ciencias de la Salud, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellín, Colombia.

Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous disease that affects mucosal surfaces. Its epidemiology and clinical presentation in Colombia are not well-known. We therefore reviewed all 58 reported cases between 1964 and 2015 to raise awareness among clinicians in a non-endemic area. Read More

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October 2018
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Nasopharyngeal rhinosporidiosis with intracranial extension masquerading as juvenile angiofibroma: an unusual entity.

Br J Neurosurg 2018 May 10:1-4. Epub 2018 May 10.

a Department of Neuro-Surgery , Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (GIPMER) , New Delhi , India.

Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic fungal inflammatory disease prevalent in India and Sri Lanka. Its manifestations are mostly nasal and extranasal lesions are relatively rare. Occasional atypical presentations of this disease lead to diagnostic dilemma. Read More

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May 2018
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Disseminated Cutaneous Rhinosporidiosis.

Skinmed 2018 1;16(1):63-65. Epub 2018 Feb 1.

Department of ENT and HNS, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Tatibandh, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India.

A 41-year-old man from the state of Chhattisgarh, India, had a previous history of nasopharyngeal rhinosporidosis for 27 years, for which he had surgical intervention seven times, most recently endoscopically 2 months earlier. For the last 8 months, he had noticed skin lesions on the shoulders and forehead. Of interest was a history of bathing in ponds as a child. Read More

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February 2018
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Partial regression of large anterior scleral staphyloma secondary to rhinosporidiosis after corneoscleral graft - a case report.

BMC Ophthalmol 2018 Feb 27;18(1):61. Epub 2018 Feb 27.

Departamento de Medicina I, Universidade Federal do Maranhão, Praça Gonçalves Dias, 21 - Centro, São Luis,, MA, 65020-240, Brazil.

Background: Rhinosporidiosis is a rare chronic infection of the mucous membranes caused by the Rhinosporidium seeberi. Approximately 15% of cases of rhinosporidiosis are ocular, occurring mainly in the tarsal conjunctiva. There are only 11 cases of scleral melt with staphyloma formation associated with bulbar conjuctival oculosporidiosis and none of them was associated with partial regression of the scleral ectasia after a corneoscleral tectonic graft. Read More

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February 2018
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Evaluation of Sinonasal Masses with Histopathological Correlation.

Mymensingh Med J 2018 Jan;27(1):26-33

Dr Mst Shahnwaz Begum, Assistant Professor, Prime Medical College & Hospital, Rangpur, Bangladesh.

Sinonasal mass is the abnormal growth of tissue from nasal cavity and mucosa of the paranasal sinuses. The growth may be benign or malignant. The benign lesion grows slowly and does not metastasize. Read More

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January 2018
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Conjunctival Rhinosporidiosis with Lateral Rectus Muscle Involvement.

J Ophthalmic Vis Res 2018 Jan-Mar;13(1):85-86

Department of Ophthalmology, Vasantrao Naik Government Medical College, Yavatmal, Maharashtra, India.

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February 2018
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A Rare Presentation of Rhinosporidiosis.

Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2017 Dec 7;69(4):559-562. Epub 2017 Feb 7.

Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Tatibandh, Raipur, 492099 Chhattisgarh India.

Rhinosporidiosis is a common condition seen in India specially in endemic areas and in low socio economic areas. Here we present with a rare presentation of cheek swelling caused by obstruction of stenson's duct with a short history of 5 months. Sialolith of parotid duct is uncommon presentation but not unheard of, the subsequent treatment and further histopathology of the ductoceol reveled the causative factor for the obstruction of parotid duct was Rhinosporidiosis which a very rare presentation with very few cases reported in literature. Read More

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December 2017
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Bilateral Conjunctival Rhinosporidiosis in a Paediatric Patient.

J Clin Diagn Res 2017 Sep 1;11(9):NL01-NL02. Epub 2017 Sep 1.

Consultant Department of Ophthalmology, Shri Ganesh Vinayak Eye Hospital, Raipur, India.

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September 2017
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Rare case of disseminated rhinosporidiosis with chronic osteomyelitis of the calcaneum treated by a simple technique of negative pressure wound therapy.

BMJ Case Rep 2017 Oct 15;2017. Epub 2017 Oct 15.

Department of Orthopaedics, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India.

Occurrence of nasal, cutaneous and disseminated rhinosporidiosis in the same patient is uncommon and involvement of calcaneum is rare. Rhinosporidial osteomyelitis is treated surgically, but multiple recurrences and local spread are common. Many a times, surgical ablation or amputation of the involved area of the limb is carried out to prevent recurrences. Read More

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October 2017
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Rhinosporidiosis.

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2017 Nov - Dec;5(6):1739. Epub 2017 Jul 28.

Department of ENT and Head & Neck Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pillaiyarkuppam, Pondicherry, India. Electronic address:

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July 2017
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Revisiting the Utility of Histopathological Examination of Biopsy: A Necessity in Microbiology.

J Clin Diagn Res 2017 May 1;11(5):DC16-DC18. Epub 2017 May 1.

Director Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi, India.

Introduction: Culture is the gold standard, while potassium hydroxide mount is simplest technique used for diagnosis of fungal pathogens. Histopathological examination is the only definitive means to identify certain uncultivable fungi.

Aim: To analyse role of histopathological examination and potassium hydroxide (KOH) mount for diagnosing fungal infections by correlating them with culture. Read More

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May 2017
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Image Gallery: Rhinosporidiosis.

Authors:
S S Bakshi

Br J Dermatol 2017 06;176(6):e123

Department of ENT and Head & Neck Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pillaiyarkuppam, Pondicherry, 607402, India.

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June 2017
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An unusual cause of recurrent bloody tear.

Indian J Ophthalmol 2017 May;65(5):409-411

Department of Ophthalmology, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

We describe a female patient who presented with watering followed by swelling in the left infraorbital area of 5 years duration. She had previously been prescribed topical antibiotics on several occasions with no improvement. On pressure over the swelling, there was blood-tinged discharge from the left eye and nostril. Read More

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May 2017
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Disseminated Rhinosporidiosis with Conjunctival Involvement in an Immunocompromised Patient.

Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol 2017 Jan-Mar;24(1):51-53

Department of Ophthalmology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

Rhinosporidiosis is a granulomatous infection of mucocutaneous tissue caused by that most commonly occurs in the nasal cavity. Ocular rhinosporidiosis affects primarily the conjunctiva. Diagnosis of rhinosporidiosis is based on strong clinical suspicion and is confirmed by histopathological examination. Read More

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June 2017
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Disseminated Rhinosporidiosis Masquerading as Sarcoma.

J Assoc Physicians India 2016 Dec;64(12):86-87

Consultant in Pathology, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala.

Rhinosporidiosis, though reported from several countries, has the highest incidence in India (notably South India) and Sri Lanka, with most cases presenting as nasal polyps. Nasopharynx and palpebral conjunctiva account for 85% of the sites. Other mucosal sites affected are oropharynx, larynx, rectum and external genitalia. Read More

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December 2016
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Clinico-Pathological Spectrum of Ophthalmic Lesions: An Experience in Tertiary Care Hospital of Central India.

J Clin Diagn Res 2017 Jan 1;11(1):EC09-EC13. Epub 2017 Jan 1.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Pt. JNM Medical College , Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India .

Introduction: Ophthalmic lesions show varied distribution on the basis of geographical location. Eye being a unique sensory organ needs to be studied both clinically and pathologically.

Aim: This study was aimed to evaluate the histomorphological and clinico-pathlological spectrum of ophthalmic lesions at a tertiary care hospital of Central India. Read More

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January 2017
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Socio-demographic Correlates of Rhinosporidiosis: A Hospital-Based Epidemiologic Study in Purulia, India.

Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2017 Mar 7;69(1):108-112. Epub 2016 Oct 7.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Surgery, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, 88, College Street, Kolkata, West Bengal 700073 India.

The present paper attempts to explore the socio-demographic profile of patients with rhinosporidiosis in an endemic area. A cross-sectional study was carried out in a tertiary-care hospital in Purulia district, India, including consecutive patients with histologically-proved rhinosporidiosis. Their socio-demographic profiles were obtained through a pre-designed proforma with given epidemiologic parameters. Read More

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March 2017
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Penile rhinosporidiosis: An unusual presentation and review of literature.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2017 Sep-Oct;83(5):626

Department of Dermatology, Burdwan Medical College and Hospital, Burdwan, West Bengal, India.

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November 2018
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Rhinosporidiosis.

QJM 2017 Jun;110(6):391

Department of Internal Medicine, Government Medical College Kozhikode, Njaralakatt House, Pottangadi Road, West Nadakkav, Calicut 673011, Kerala, India. email:

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June 2017
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Rhinosporidiosis: Report of an extra-ductal facial lesion.

IDCases 2017 21;7:40-43. Epub 2016 Dec 21.

Department of ENT, Government Medical College Kozhikode, Kerala, 673008, India.

Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous mucocutaneous disease that is endemic in South Asia. It commonly affects men in the second to fourth decade of life. The most common site of infection is the nose or nasopharynx with primary involvement of the parotid duct noted very rarely; only four cases reported in literature. Read More

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December 2016
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Rhinosporidiosis: A Rare Cause of Proptosis and an Imaging Dilemma for Sinonasal Masses.

Case Rep Otolaryngol 2016 30;2016:3573512. Epub 2016 Nov 30.

Department of Radiology, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, Room No. 107, KEM Main Boy's Hostel, Parel, Mumbai 400012, India.

Rhinosporidiosis is a common disease entity in tropical countries; however, it can be encountered in other parts of the world as well due to increasing medical tourism. It may mimic other more malignant and vigorous pathologies of the involved part. We present a case of a 36-year-old male presenting with proptosis due to involvement of nasolacrimal duct which is rare. Read More

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November 2016
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A case report of an unusual presentation of ocular rhinosporidiosis as a conjunctival cystic mass.

Orbit 2017 Feb 8;36(1):55-57. Epub 2016 Nov 8.

a Department of Ophthalmology , B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences , Ghopa Camp, Dharan , Nepal.

Ocular involvement of rhinosporidiosis is seen in about 15% of cases and clinically appears as a freely mobile, granular, pink, fleshy sessile or pedunculated mass. The conjunctiva is the most common site of origin. A 25-year-old male presented with a painless mass in the lower part of the left eye for 6 months which was gradually progressive. Read More

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February 2017
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Rhinosporidiosis: the largest case series in Brazil.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2016 Jul-Aug;49(4):473-6

Rhinosporidiosis Research Group, Hospital Universitário, Universidade Federal do Maranhão, São Luis, Maranhão, Brazil.

Introduction: Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic infection of the mucous membrane and is caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi, an aquatic mesomycetozoan. The mode of infection is probably transepithelial penetration. The large number of rivers and lakes and the strong presence of riparian populations in the State of Maranhão are strong predisposing factors for rhinosporidiosis. Read More

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January 2017
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Educational report: A case of lacrimal sac rhinosporidiosis.

Orbit 2016 Oct 10;35(5):254-7. Epub 2016 Aug 10.

b Department of Ophthalmology , Stobhill Hospital , Glasgow , Scotland.

This article reports a presentation of lacrimal sac rhinosporidiosis and informs the reader of this uncommon but important diagnosis. A 36-year-old man from Pakistan presented with a 3-month history of swelling at the nasal aspect of the left lower lid. This was associated with occasional crepitus and slight localised discomfort, but no epiphora. Read More

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October 2016
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A Retrospective Epidemiological Study of Rhinosporidiosis in a Rural Tertiary Care Centre in Pondicherry.

J Clin Diagn Res 2016 May 1;10(5):MC04-8. Epub 2016 May 1.

Senior Resident, Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute , Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, India .

Introduction: Rhinosporidiosis is an age old endemic scourge which has affected various parts of the world, most notably India and Sri Lanka. Although a large body of literature exists regarding this problem, postoperative recurrence rates continue to vary, and the effect of public health education in the eradication of this disease has not been taken into account.

Aim: The aim of this study was to find out the site, presentation and postoperative recurrence rate in patients with rhinosporidiosis. Read More

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May 2016
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Scleromalacia Perforans from Long-Standing Bulbar Conjunctival Rhinosporidiosis.

Ophthalmology 2016 07;123(7):1493

Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

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July 2016
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Rhinosporidiosis.

Acta Clin Belg 2017 06 13;72(3):217-218. Epub 2016 Jun 13.

b Pathology , The Bangalore Hospital , Bangalore , India.

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June 2017
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Rhinosporidiosis of Parotid Duct Presenting as Consecutive Bilateral Facial Swelling: A Rare Case Report and Literature Review.

J Clin Diagn Res 2016 Mar 1;10(3):PD14-6. Epub 2016 Mar 1.

PG Resident, Department of General Surgery, Burdwan Medical College & Hospital , West Bengal, India .

Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous infection caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi. Sporadic cases of rhinosporidiosis has been reported from many countries but is endemic in Southern India (Madurai, Ramnad, Rajapalayam and Sivaganga), Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. This disease commonly affects the mucous membrane of the nose or naso-pharynx and presents as a leafy, polypoidal mass. Read More

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March 2016
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Elusive treatment for human rhinosporidiosis.

Int J Infect Dis 2016 Jul 21;48:3-4. Epub 2016 Apr 21.

Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. Electronic address:

Objectives: The aim of this study was to clarify the contentious taxonomic classification of Rhinosporidium seeberi, the cause of human rhinosporidiosis, which may have treatment implications.

Methods: PCR was used to amplify the internal transcribed spacer (ITS)-2 region from the genomic DNA of the aetiological agent obtained from a sample of human rhinosporidiosis lesions. The amplicon was sequenced and the organism identified using the Basic Local Alignment Search Tools (BLAST). Read More

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July 2016
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Varied Presentations of Cutaneous Rhinosporidiosis: A Report of Three Cases.

Indian J Dermatol 2016 Mar-Apr;61(2):209-12

Department of Dermatology, Chest Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India.

Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous disorder of infective etiology and it frequently affects the nasal cavity and nasopharynx. Involvement of skin in rhinosporidiosis is unusual and it may manifest itself in a diverse manner mimicking several common dermatological conditions. Three cases of cutaneous rhinosporidiosis with different presentations are reported here to highlight the manifold nature of the condition. Read More

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April 2016
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Rhinosporidiosis of lacrimal sac: An interesting case of orbital swelling.

J Nat Sci Biol Med 2016 Jan-Jun;7(1):98-101

Department of Ophthalmology, NDMC Medical College and Hindu Rao Hospital, New Delhi, India.

Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic localized granulomatous disease caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi, an aquatic protistan parasite belonging to a clade, Mesomycetozoea. Infestation of Rhinosporidiosis to the eye and adnexa is termed oculosporidiosis, in such cases, conjunctival mucosa is mostly involved; however in our case, it involved only the lacrimal sac and deeper periorbital tissue and presented as a case of orbital swelling. Surgical excision of the lesion was done, postoperatively dapsone therapy was given for 6 months, and the patient responded very well with no recurrence till date. Read More

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March 2016
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Rhinosporidiosis.

Ear Nose Throat J 2016 Mar;95(3):101

Department of Pathology, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Woodland Hills Medical Center, Woodland Hills, CA, USA.

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March 2016
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Nasal rhinosporidiosis: a report of two cases.

Int J Dermatol 2016 Nov;55(11):1275-1277

Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Brasilia, University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil.

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November 2016
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Rhinosporidiosis.

Med Clin (Barc) 2016 Jun 22;146(12):e73. Epub 2015 Dec 22.

Dept. of ENT and Head & Neck Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, India. Electronic address:

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June 2016
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Delayed recurrence of sinonasal rhinosporidiosis.

Am J Otolaryngol 2015 Nov-Dec;36(6):778-80. Epub 2015 Aug 5.

Department of Otolaryngology, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY, USA. Electronic address:

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August 2016
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Rhinosporidium seeberi Nuclear Cycle Activities Using Confocal Microscopy.

J Parasitol 2016 Feb 13;102(1):60-8. Epub 2015 Oct 13.

Faculty of Pharmacy, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Pres. Antônio Carlos, 6627-Pampulha, Belo Horizonte-MG, 31270-901, Brazil.

Rhinosporidium seeberi is an uncultivated Ichthyosporean infecting animals, including humans. Recent studies suggested R. seeberi undergoes synchronized nuclear division without cytokinesis. Read More

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February 2016
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Rhinosporidiosis in African reed frogs Hyperolius spp. caused by a new species of Rhinosporidium.

Dis Aquat Organ 2015 Jul;115(2):111-20

Laboratory of Medical Parasitology, Central Institute of the Bundeswehr Medical Service, Koblenz, Andernacherstrasse 100, 56070 Koblenz, Germany.

We report the identification of a new Rhinosporidium species (Dermocystida, Mesomycetozoea) infecting amphibian hosts, while showing a species specificity for African reed frogs of the genus Hyperolius. Large dermal cysts (sporangia) of R. rwandae sp. Read More

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July 2015
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The involvement of upper airway in Wegener's granulomatosis - about four cases.

Rom J Morphol Embryol 2015 ;56(2):613-8

Department of ENT, "Victor Babes" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania;

The authors present four cases of Wegener's granulomatosis patients with multiorganic manifestation forms, but with a prevalent involvement in upper-airway. Granulomatosis diseases of the nose include bacterial infections (rhinoscleroma, tuberculosis, syphilis, lupus, and leprosy), fungal infections (rhinosporidiosis, aspergillosis, mucormycosis, candidosis, histoplasmosis, and blastomycosis) and diseases with unspecified etiology (Wegener's granulomatosis, mediofacial malignant granuloma, and sarcoidosis). We consider an interesting experience regarding Wegener's granulomatosis due to its rarity, being an autoimmune systemic disease, with continuous evolution and multiorganic involvement. Read More

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February 2016
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Rhinosporidiosis: A Chronic Tropical Disease in Lateral Pharyngeal Wall.

J Clin Diagn Res 2015 May 1;9(5):MD01-2. Epub 2015 May 1.

Junior Resident, Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Kasturba Medical College , Mangalore, Manipal University, India .

Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous disease caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi. It predominantly affects the mucous membranes of the nose and the nasopharynx. Clinically the lesion presents as a pink or red pedunculated polyp in one or both nostrils. Read More

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May 2015
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Rhinosporidiosis of the tarsal conjunctiva.

Indian J Ophthalmol 2015 May;63(5):462-3

Department of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Rhinosporidiosis is a rare infection caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi, an organism classified in its own class, mesomycetozoea. It commonly affects mucus membranes namely the nasal mucosa, pharynx and the conjunctiva. We present the case of an 8-year-old female who presented with a flat, red, vascular, fleshy, pedunculated mass arising from the tarsal conjunctiva of the right upper eyelid. Read More

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May 2015
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Nasal rhinosporidiosis with an atypical presentation.

J Pharm Bioallied Sci 2015 Apr;7(Suppl 1):S72-3

Department of ENT, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Bharath University, Chromepet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Rhinosporidiosis is a unique disease, which is seen to be endemic in certain places in India such as Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. The disease is caused by Rhinosporidium seebri and it is transmitted by bathing in ponds contaminated by cattle feces containing spores of the organism. The disease usually presents as multiple granulomatous bleeding polyps. Read More

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April 2015
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Rhinosporidiosis and the pond.

J Pharm Bioallied Sci 2015 Apr;7(Suppl 1):S59-62

Department of ENT, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Bharath University, Chromepet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Rhinosporidiosis is a fungal disease caused by the organism Rhinosporidum seeberi. The life cycle and mode of infection are vague, and there are many hypothesis on it. Its prevalence in the world is unique as it is only limited to certain regions like India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Read More

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April 2015
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Detection of tropical fungi in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue: still an indication for microscopy in times of sequence-based diagnosis?

Biomed Res Int 2015 19;2015:938721. Epub 2015 Apr 19.

Department of Tropical Medicine at the Bernhard Nocht Institute, German Armed Forces Hospital of Hamburg, Bernhard-Nocht Street 74, 20359 Hamburg, Germany.

Introduction: The aim of the study was the evaluation of panfungal PCR protocols with subsequent sequence analysis for the diagnostic identification of invasive mycoses in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue samples with rare tropical mycoses.

Materials And Methods: Five different previously described panfungal PCR/sequencing protocols targeting 18S and 28S ribosomal RNA gene fragments as well as internal transcribed spacer 1 and 2 fragments were evaluated with a collection of 17 formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue samples of patients with rare and/or tropical invasive mycoses, comprising chromoblastomycosis, coccidioidomycosis, cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis, mucormycosis, mycetoma/maduromycosis, and rhinosporidiosis, in a proof-of-principle analysis.

Results: The primers of the panfungal PCRs readily and predominantly reacted with contaminating environmental fungi that had deposited on the paraffin blocks. Read More

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February 2016
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What is your diagnosis? Ulcerative nasal lesion in a Quarter Horse.

Vet Clin Pathol 2015 Sep 6;44(3):455-6. Epub 2015 May 6.

Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, Stillwater, OK, USA.

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September 2015
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Rhinosporidiosis presenting as a facial swelling: a case report.

J Int Oral Health 2015 Feb;7(2):58-60

Professor & Head, Department of Oral Pathology, SRM Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Rhinosporidiosis caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi is a fungal infection, which affects chiefly the mucus membranes of the nose, oropharynx, and nasopharynx, as well as the larynx, skin, eyes, and genital mucosa. Soil and water act as a reservoir for the organism. Here, we present a case of Rhinosporidiosis, which clinically manifested as a facial swelling indicating that fungal infections should also be considered as one of the differential diagnoses whenever facial swellings are encountered. Read More

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February 2015
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