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Sinu Rv, Priyadarsini Ag
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January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Francílio Araújo Almeida, Laisson de Moura Feitoza, Jaqueline Diniz Pinho, George Castro Figueira de Mello, Joyce Santos Lages, Fábio França Silva, Raimunda Ribeiro da Silva, Gyl Eanes Barros Silva
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. METHODS: A 5-year retrospective study was conducted in a tertiary medical center situated in Maranhão, Northeast Brazil...
July 2016: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Aaron Jamison, Kevin Crofts, Fiona Roberts, Maria Elena Gregory
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. There was a palpable fullness near the left medial canthus associated with telecanthus but a normal sac washout and normal eye examination otherwise. Previous medical history included an ipsilateral nasal polypectomy and inferior meatal antrostomy around 10 years previously, whilst living in Pakistan...
October 2016: Orbit
P Karthikeyan, S Vijayasundaram, Davis Thomas Pulimoottil
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...
May 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
A Das, A K Das
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January 2008: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
Nandini Bothra, Ruchi Mittal, Devjyoti Tripathy
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July 2016: Ophthalmology
Satvinder Singh Bakshi, P Rajalakshmi
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June 13, 2016: Acta Clinica Belgica
Santanu Sarkar, Soumyajyoti Panja, Arghya Bandyopadhyay, Shreosee Roy, Sandeep Kumar
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. The reported extranasal sites include the oro-pharynx, eye, ear, larynx, trachea, bronchi, skin and genital mucosa. It may also become disseminated to present as a generalized form...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Jeshina Janardhanan, Shalom Patole, Lalee Varghese, V Rupa, Amit Jiwan Tirkey, George M Varghese
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)...
July 2016: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
Thurakkal Salim, Fibin Komu
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. Cutaneous rhinosporidiosis can mimic several common cutaneous disorders.
March 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Sandip Kanti Basu, Jayanta Bain, Kuntal Maity, Debarati Chattopadhyay, Debasis Baitalik, Bijay Kumar Majumdar, Vivek Gupta, Ashwini Kumar, Bibhas Saha Dalal, Anu Malik
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...
January 2016: Journal of Natural Science, Biology, and Medicine
Lester D Thompson
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March 2016: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Thaissa A Aquino, Mariana C Costa, Izelda M C Costa, Iphis P Campbell
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January 8, 2016: International Journal of Dermatology
Satvinder Singh Bakshi
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June 17, 2016: Medicina Clínica
Leon Chen, Darren Buonocore, Beverly Wang, Abtin Tabaee
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November 2015: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Patrick Scheid, Carsten Balczun, J Maximilian Dehling, Alexander Ammon, Ulrich Sinsch
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. nov. were observed in 18% of H. lateralis and similar cysts in 0.7% of H. viridiflavus surveyed. Fully developed R. rwandae cysts are about 500 to 600 µm in diameter and sealed from the frog tissue by a thick chitinous wall. Some cysts were filled with numerous round-oval basophilic microspores of 8 to 12 µm diameter...
July 23, 2015: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
Cristian Andrei Sarău, Daniel Florin Lighezan, Ion Caius Doroş, Eugen Horaţiu Ştefănescu, Gheorghe Iovănescu, Nicolae Constantin Balica, Ioana Delia Horhat, Marioara Poenaru
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)...
2015: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
Vishnu Prasad, Vijendra S Shenoy, Raghavendra A Rao, Panduranga M Kamath, Kanishka S Rao
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. Diagnosis can be made by aspiration cytology and examination with May-Grunwald-Giemsa, hematoxylin and eosin, Periodic acid-Schiff and mucicarmine staining. Definitive diagnosis is by histopathology of the specimen. We report a case of Rhinosporidiosis at the lateral pharyngeal wall which is a very rare site for Rhinosporidiosis to occur; was treated by diathermy excision of the mass and cauterization of the base and oral Dapsone to prevent recurrence of the disease...
May 2015: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Akshay Gopinathan Nair, Mohammad Javed Ali, Swathi Kaliki, Milind N Naik
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. The mass was completely excised. On histopathological examination, multiple sporangia were seen in various stages of degeneration, consistent with rhinosporidiosis...
May 2015: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
Manoharan Prakash, Johnny J Carlton
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. The case described here is a unique presentation where it occurs only in a single site and that too in an uncommon location where the suspicion of rhinosporidiosis is a last possibility...
April 2015: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
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