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

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2021 May 17. 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 2021 Apr 15. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

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, Case Report, and Literature Review.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2020 Dec 7. Epub 2020 Dec 7.

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

Rhinosporidiosis is caused by , 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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November 2020

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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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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Laryngeal rhinosporidiosis: An airway catastrophe averted.

J Family Med Prim Care 2020 Feb 28;9(2):1248-1252. Epub 2020 Feb 28.

Department of Anesthesiology, Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India.

Rhinosporidiosis is a type of nasal polypoidal growth arising from the mucosa of nasal cavity and often extending to nasopharynx. Occasionally, this growth may invade the lower airways and cause airway obstruction. The clinical presentation of such cases is often contradictory and airway management during induction of anesthesia requires caution to prevent potential life-threatening situations. Read More

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February 2020

Calvarial involvement in disseminated rhinosporidiosis - A case report and literature review.

J Postgrad Med 2020 Jan-Mar;66(1):38-41

Department of Dermatology, JLN Hospital and Research Centre, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India.

Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous infection caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi and mainly involves nasal and ocular mucosa. Bony involvement in rhinosporidiosis is very rare. A young male, previously operated for nasal rhinosporidiosis, presented with two bony swellings on the forehead and multiple subcutaneous lesions on the right lower limb. Read More

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November 2020

Maxillary rehabilitation after complete destruction by fungal osteomyelitis.

Indian J Dent Res 2019 Sep-Oct;30(5):807-809

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, 30, KB Dasan Road, Teynampet, Chennai, India.

Treatment of uncommon fungal infection such as Rhinosporidiosis is challenging, especially when occurring in a non-immunocompromised patient in non-invasive form. Extensive involvement, extending into maxillary jawbone would need aggressive, chemotherapeutic and surgical approach. There are few reports of successful rehabilitation of maxillary jaw with dental implants after treatment of such fungal infection. Read More

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December 2019

Diagnostic Evaluation of Chronic Nasal Obstruction Based on Nasal Endoscopy and CT Scan Paranasal Sinus.

Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2019 Nov 5;71(Suppl 3):1948-1952. Epub 2018 May 5.

Department of ENT, Chirayu Medical College and Research Centre, Bhopal, India.

Evaluation of the accuracy of objective diagnostic modalities for nasal obstruction and their comparison to each other to reach the correct diagnosis with minimum cost and highest accuracy. This study was conducted in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery, Chirayu Medical College and Hospital, Bhopal from August 2016 to September 2017. A total of 50 patients from age group 1-70 years irrespective of sex with complaints of chronic nasal obstruction, which were unresponsive to routine appropriate medical therapy, were selected for this study. Read More

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November 2019

Series of Atypical Rhinosporidiosis: Our Experience in Western Part of West Bengal.

Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2019 Nov 12;71(Suppl 3):1863-1870. Epub 2018 Feb 12.

2CMC, Kolkata, West Bengal India.

Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous disease caused by . It usually presents as sessile or pedunculated granular polyp, red in colour with multiple yellowish pin-head sized dots. Atypical presentations due to involvement of extra-nasal sites may produce diagnostic dilemma. Read More

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November 2019

Evaluation of diagnosed cases of eye rhinosporidiosis in a public hospital of Maranhão, Northeast Brazil.

BMC Ophthalmol 2019 Nov 8;19(1):218. Epub 2019 Nov 8.

Department of Pathology, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.

Background: Oculosporidiosis (ocular rhinosporidiosis) accounts for 15% of cases of rhinosporidiosis, which is a chronic granulomatous disease and is endemic in India and Sri Lanka. In Brazil, the climatic and hydrographic similarities to these endemic areas and the presence of riverside populations contributes to an increase in the incidence of rhinosporidiosis particularly in the State of Maranhão. This study, therefore, aimed to identify the number of diagnosed cases of oculosporidiosis and describe its the clinical epidemiology, laboratory, histopathology, and therapeutic characteristics. Read More

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November 2019

Lacrimal sac rhinosporidiosis: case report and review of literature with a new grading system to optimize treatment.

Saudi J Ophthalmol 2019 Jul-Sep;33(3):283-290. Epub 2019 May 28.

TU Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous disease affecting the mucous membrane primarily and is caused by an aquatic protistan parasite. The nose is the most common site of involvement and is seen in 83.3% cases, followed by ocular involvement in 11. Read More

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Ocular rhinosporidiosis.

QJM 2020 07;113(7):497-498

Department of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab 143001, India.

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Cluster of Nasal Rhinosporidiosis, Eastern Province, Rwanda.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 09;25(9):1727-1729

We report 4 recent cases of nasal rhinosporidiosis in Rwanda. All patients were boys or young men living in the same district (Gatsibo District, Eastern Province), suggesting a reservoir in the area. The recent reemergence of rhinosporidiosis in Rwanda might reflect increased availability of diagnostic services rather than emerging disease. Read More

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September 2019

[Expression of eosinophilic cationic protein in neutrophils and its effect on objective evaluation of nasal inflammation].

Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2019 Jul;33(7):581-585

Department of Otolaryngology, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430022, China.

The aim of this study is to explore the expression of ECP in the neutrophils and its impact on the evaluation of nasal inflammation.Neutrophils and eosinophils in nasal secretions were collected and stained with ECP immunohistochemistry to observe the staining of ECP in different cells. The concentration of ECP and MPO in nasal secretion were detected of 32 patients with allergic rhinitis (AR group), 29 patients with chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyps and allergic rhinitis (CRSsNP group), and 21 healthy people (control group). Read More

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Strawberry nose and rhinosporidiosis.

QJM 2020 Jan;113(1):64-65

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

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January 2020