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Rhinosporidiosis of the lacrimal sac in a tertiary care hospital of India - A retrospective case study.

Indian J Ophthalmol 2022 05;70(5):1732-1735

Department of Ophthalmology, V.S.S. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Burla, Sambalpur, Odisha, India.

Purpose: Though rhinosporidiosis of the lacrimal sac is a rare disease across the globe, the frequency with which these patients come to the outpatient department in western Odisha is quite alarming. This study was undertaken to upgrade the knowledge about the clinical profile and management of rhinosporidiosis of the lacrimal sac.

Methods: This is a retrospective study comprising 32 clinically diagnosed and histopathologically proved cases of lacrimal sac rhinosporidiosis who were managed with dacryocystectomy with meticulous excision. Read More

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Endonasal endoscopic removal of intra-orbital (extralacrimal, extraconjunctival) oculosporidiosis: Anatomical and surgical considerations.

Ear Nose Throat J 2022 Mar 29:1455613221086022. Epub 2022 Mar 29.

Regional Institute of Ophthalmology,Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

This report illustrates the successful removal of a proper intra-orbital oculosporidiosis (extralacrimal, extraconjunctival) exclusively by the endonasal endoscopic approach. It also introduces the as an important surgical landmark and describes a hitherto undefined that harbored the infestation as a nodular conglomerate. The patient, a 50-year-old woman, was operated on three years ago for rhinosporidiosis of the nasal cavity and the distal lacrimal drainage system (lacrimal sac and nasolacrimal duct). Read More

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A new technique to resolve Nasal Rhinosporidiosis: A case report with review of literature.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2022 Mar 4;92:106807. Epub 2022 Feb 4.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, JSS Dental College and Hospital, A constituent college of JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research, Mysore 570022, India.

Introduction And Importance: Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic, localized granulomatous infectious disease caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi that predominantly affects the mucosal membranes of the nose and nasopharynx, conjunctiva, and urethra. Rhinosporidium seeberi is a eukaryotic pathogen that spreads in certain geographical areas, particularly in tropical and subtropical areas, through aquatic exposure.

Case Presentation: We present the case of a young man who had been suffering from a right nasal mass for four months, and whose diagnosis was confirmed after surgical excision and histopathological examination, which revealed distinct pathognomonic findings. Read More

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Naso-Bronchial Rhinosporidiosis.

BMJ Case Rep 2022 Feb 9;15(2). Epub 2022 Feb 9.

Pathology, Sri Venkateshwaraa Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Puducherry, India.

Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic mucocutaneous granulomatous disease caused by , commonly affecting the nose and nasopharynx. Endobronchial involvement is of rare occurrence but can pose challenging problems for diagnosis, surgical excision and anaesthetic management. We report a 40-year-old man with a history of recurrent nasal rhinosporidiosis who presented with unilateral nasal obstruction, cough, shortness of breath and a radiological feature of left lung collapse. Read More

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February 2022

Nasolacrimal Rhinosporidiosis.

Am J Ophthalmol 2022 03 8;235:e349-e350. Epub 2021 Dec 8.

Associate professor of ENT, Dept of ENT and Head & Neck Surgery, AIIMS, Mangalagiri, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India. Electronic address:

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Retroanalytical Study of Epidemiological Factors of Rhinosporidiosis.

Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2021 Oct 30;25(4):e504-e508. Epub 2020 Nov 30.

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

 Rhinosporidiosis is a granulomatous disease of humans and animals that is caused by . This disease is endemic in certain states of India, like Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Orissa, and eastern Madhya Pradesh. We conducted a retrospective, record-based study in the department of ENT & Head and Neck Surgery of a tertiary case institute in Chhattisgarh. Read More

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October 2021

Rhinosporidiosis-Factors predicting disease recurrence.

Mycoses 2021 Dec 28;64(12):1471-1479. Epub 2021 Oct 28.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India.

Background: Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous disease of the nose caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi. The disease is largely non-amenable to medical therapy and shows high recurrence rates requiring patients to undergo multiple surgeries often resulting in increased morbidity.

Objective: To analyse the epidemiological, clinical, histopathological characteristics, treatment and outcome in rhinosporidiosis and to identify factors which predispose to recurrence of the disease. Read More

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December 2021

A Case of Nasal Rhinosporidiosis in the United States.

Ear Nose Throat J 2021 Sep 29:1455613211049004. Epub 2021 Sep 29.

Delta Pathology Group, Marrero, LA, USA.

Rhinosporidiosis, an infectious granulomatous disease, is seldom encountered in the United States. We present a case of rhinosporidiosis in a 26-year-old man, who presented with an unusual mass in his nasal cavity. Suspicion for rhinosporidiosis was high due to the patient's travel and activity history. Read More

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September 2021

Lacrimal sac rhinosporidiosis.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 Jun 28;14(6). Epub 2021 Jun 28.

ENT, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India.

Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic mucocutaneous granulomatous disease caused by , involving primarily the nose and nasopharynx. Very rarely, the disease can affect the lacrimal sac. Here we report a 35-year-old male patient who had rhinosporidial involvement of the nose 5 years ago, for which he underwent endoscopic nasal surgery. Read More

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Rhinosporidiosis in the Americas: A Systematic Review of Native Cases.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2021 05 17;105(1):171-175. Epub 2021 May 17.

1School of Health Sciences, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellín, Colombia.

Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic mucosal infection caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi, an aquatic protistan parasite. It presents as nasal or ocular polypoidal or vascularized masses. It is endemic in tropical and subtropical areas, especially in South Asia; R. Read More

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Rhinosporidiosis of the lacrimal sac masquerading as chronic dacryocystitis: a rare presentation.

Autops Case Rep 2021 Jan 28;11:e2020214. Epub 2021 Jan 28.

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Pathology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic infection of the mucous membrane caused by the , which infects through transepithelial penetration. Although described worldwide, this entity is mostly found in the western hemisphere, afflicting young people, predominantly males, associated in many cases with recreational or professional contact with bath in ponds, rivers, or stagnant waters. The clinical features are varied depending on the affected membrane, in some cases mimicking other diseases postponing the correct diagnosis. Read More

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January 2021

Equine rhinosporidiosis in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Rev Argent Microbiol 2022 Jan-Mar;54(1):22-24. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Cátedra de Micología, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias (UNLP), Buenos Aires, Argentina; CCT CONICET La Plata, Argentina.

Rhinosporidiosis is caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi, a parasitic organism of the family Rhinosporideacea family, class Micomycetozoa. The disease is endemic in India; however, some cases were reported in Europe, Africa, North America, and South America. The aim of the present study is to report three cases of rhinosporidiosis in wild horses in different cities of Buenos Aires province, Argentina. Read More

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A case of primary disseminated rhinosporidiosis and dapsone-induced autoimmune hemolytic anemia: A therapeutic misadventure.

IDCases 2021 16;24:e01076. Epub 2021 Mar 16.

Department of Neurology, University Hospital "12 de Octubre", Madrid, Spain.

Rhinosporidiosis, a chronic inflammatory disease, which is caused by the aquatic microorganism Rhinosporidium seeberi, is endemic in India and in many other regions of the tropics. It primarily infects mucocutaneous surfaces of nose, nasopharynx, and conjunctiva through transepithelial invasion. However, over the centuries, atypical involvement of other body parts, especially viscera, bone, subcutaneous layers, genitals, the tracheobronchial tree, and even the skull has been, though rarely, reported. Read More

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Nasal Rhinosporidiosis: Clinical Presentation, Clinical Findings, and Outcome in Dogs.

J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 2021 May;57(3):114-120

The purpose of this study was to describe the clinical presentation, imaging findings, and outcome in 10 dogs diagnosed with Rhinosporidium seeberi infections. Histopathology and cytology records were searched at a veterinary teaching hospital and a veterinary diagnostic laboratory to identify dogs with rhinosporidiosis. Medical records were reviewed for clinical, imaging, endoscopic, and surgical findings. Read More

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Rhinosporidiosis in Central India: A cross-sectional study from a tertiary care hospital in Chhattisgarh.

Trop Parasitol 2020 Jul-Dec;10(2):120-123. Epub 2021 Jan 25.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Sciences, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India.

Background And Aims: Chhattisgarh is an endemic region for rhinosporidiosis infection in Central India. This high prevalence can be explained by suitable hot tropical environment as well as social practice of common bathing of public with animals outdoor, mainly in ponds and river. There are more than 200 ponds in and around Bilaspur district, mainly in Ratanpur region. Read More

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January 2021

Disseminated cutaneous rhinosporidiosis.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2021 02 10:1-2. Epub 2021 Feb 10.

Twacha Skin and Hair Clinic, Raigad, Maharashtra, India.

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February 2021

Case Report: Rhinosporidiosis Literature Review.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2020 12 7;104(2):708-711. Epub 2020 Dec 7.

3Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Antioquia, Cardiovid Clinic, Medellín, Colombia.

Rhinosporidiosis is caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi, a pathogen currently considered a fungus-like parasite of the eukaryotic group Mesomycetozoea. It is usually a benign condition, with slow growth of polypoid lesions, with involvement of the nose, nasopharynx, or eyes. The clinical characteristics of a painless, friable, polypoid mass, usually unilateral, can guide the diagnosis, but the gold standard for diagnosis is histopathological findings. Read More

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December 2020

: Is It a Fungi or Parasite?

Authors:
Seray Töz

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2020 Dec;44(4):258-260

Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Parasitology, İzmir, Turkey.

causes rhinosporidiosis, which is manifested as tumor-like polyps developing primarily in the nostrils and conjunctiva in human and animals. This disease is characterized by the presence of large, round-shaped mature stage and small endospores with resistance to culturing. was first reported in 1900 as a sporozoan parasite, but later classified as a lower fungi, although its morphological similarity with aquatic parasites were also noticed. Read More

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December 2020

[Canine nasal rhinosporidiosis in Argentina].

Rev Argent Microbiol 2021 Apr-Jun;53(2):179-180. Epub 2020 Nov 7.

Unidad de Micología. Hospital F.J. Muñiz, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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An unexpected host in a soft-tissue lesion of thigh.

Indian J Med Microbiol 2020 Jul-Dec;38(3 & 4):478-480

Department of Pathology, IPGMER and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Rhinosporidiosis is an enigmatic entity and poses a major health problem in the developing countries of South-East Asia. A soft friable polypoid nasal mass is the most common presentation, while sparse literature is available on extranasal involvement. We describe the case of a 35-year-old female patient who presented with a slow-growing soft-tissue swelling with ulceration over the thigh. Read More

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October 2021

Cytology of disseminated cutaneous rhinosporidiosis.

Indian J Med Res 2020 11;152(Suppl 1):S62-S63

Department of Pathology, Malda Medical College & Hospital, Malda 732 101, West Bengal, India.

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November 2020

Disseminated cutaneous rhinosporidiosis.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2020 Oct 20. Epub 2020 Oct 20.

Twacha Skin and Hair Clinic, Raigad, Maharashtra, India.

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October 2020

Tracheobronchial rhinosporidiosis: an uncommon life-threatening benign cause of airway obstruction.

Respirol Case Rep 2020 Oct 27;8(7):e00653. Epub 2020 Aug 27.

Department of Anesthesiology National Institute of Diseases of the Chest and Hospital Dhaka Bangladesh.

Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous infectious disease caused by Mesomycetozoea This highly recurrent polypoid lesion has a predilection for the nose and nasopharynx, although other organ systems may be affected. Involvement of the tracheobronchial tree is very rare, and poses a challenge for diagnosis and management. In this report, we present a 30-year-old man with a history of recurrent nasal polyp who presented with cough, shortness of breath, haemoptysis, and a radiological feature of right lung collapse on imaging. Read More

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October 2020

Recurrent Disseminated Cutaneous Rhinosporidiosis - Where is the End?

Indian J Dermatol 2020 Jul-Aug;65(4):325-326

Department of Dermatology, Government Villupuram Medical College Hospital, Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, India. E-mail:

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Recurrent nasopharyngeal rhinosporidiosis: Case report from Qatar and review of the literature.

IDCases 2020 3;21:e00901. Epub 2020 Jul 3.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Communicable Diseases Centre, Qatar.

Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous infectious disease that predominantly affects the mucosal membranes of the nose and nasopharynx. The disease is caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi, an eukaryotic pathogen with distinct geographical distribution particularly in tropical and subtropical areas acquired mainly through aquatic exposure. We report a case of a young Nepalese male who presented with recurrent right nasopharyngeal mass where surgical excision and histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis following distinct pathognomonic findings. Read More

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18F-FDG PET/MRI of Rhinosporidiosis of the Upper Airways.

Clin Nucl Med 2020 Oct;45(10):e461-e462

From the Unit of Otorhinolaryngology, Department of Neurosciences.

A 41-year-old man from South Asia presented with a several months' history of unilateral nasal obstruction and bleeding. At nasal endoscopy, two strawberry-like, friable, polypoid masses in the upper airways were detected. The patient's clinical trait was compatible with an infectious disease. Read More

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October 2020

Isolated Primary Rhinosporidiosis of the Parotid Duct: A Rare Presentation.

Iran J Otorhinolaryngol 2020 May;32(110):193-196

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, Pin-751019.

Introduction: The primary involvement of the parotid duct in rhinosporidiosis is very rare in clinical practice. Here, we present a case of rhinosporidiosis primarily involving the parotid duct, which was successfully excised through transparotid and transoral approaches.

Case Report: A 51-year-old male presented with a painless progressive swelling over the left cheek for nine months. Read More

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Disseminated Cutaneous Rhinosporidiosis: Revisited.

Indian J Dermatol 2020 May-Jun;65(3):204-207

Department of Dermatology, IPGME and R and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

A vegetative growth in the nasal mucosa and nasopharynx present for a considerable period of time raises the possibility of rhinosporidiosis. Such presentation in the Indian subcontinent is not rare but erythematous cauliflower-like or tumor-like growths often reaching large size present on various areas of the skin without necessarily involving the nasal apparatus are often confusing to the attending clinician. A dermatologist may suspect the disseminated form of cutaneous rhinosporidiosis and perform a diagnostic histopathology. Read More

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Pharyngeal rhinosporidiosis.

BMJ Case Rep 2020 Jun 17;13(6). Epub 2020 Jun 17.

Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India.

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