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Rajalakshmi Arjun, Firoz Khan, Biji Aravind
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. Disseminated rhinosporidiosis is usually associated with mucosal lesions. Rhinosporidiosis affecting skin, subcutaneous tissue and bone are uncommon. Herein we report a rare case of disseminated rhinosporidiosis mimicking a soft tissue sarcoma...
December 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Yashita Gupta, Renuka Gahine, Nighat Hussain, Mohd Jafar Memon
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. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed all the ophthalmic biopsies performed in the Department of Pathology of our institute between January 2008 and November 2014...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Sirshak Dutta, Dibakar Haldar, Mainak Dutta, Sabyasachi Barik, Kaustuv Das Biswas, Ramanuj Sinha
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. Data was statistically analyzed with inputs from literature review. Of the 39 patients included, 87 % were fresh/new cases...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
J James, N K Thulaseedharan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 4, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
Sapna S Nambiar, Suma Radhakrishnan, Anusha Vijayan
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. We report a case of a 77 year old male patient who presented with a subcutaneous cheek swelling with no other clinical features to suggest the diagnosis of rhinosporidiosis. An unusual affliction in a patient in the seventh decade of life, at a site not reported previously with no past history of the same makes it imperative to ascertain the known facts about both the organism and the disease...
2017: IDCases
Sangeeta Shah, Poonam Lavaju, Priyanka Bharati, Icchya Joshi
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. Examination revealed a pedunculated mass of 15 mm x 15 mm arising from the lower palpebrae of the left eye retracting the lower lid. It appeared to be vascular with few white spots at the apex...
November 8, 2016: Orbit
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
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2008: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
Nandini Bothra, Ruchi Mittal, Devjyoti Tripathy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Ophthalmology
Satvinder Singh Bakshi, P Rajalakshmi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
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
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2016: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Thaissa A Aquino, Mariana C Costa, Izelda M C Costa, Iphis P Campbell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: International Journal of Dermatology
Satvinder Singh Bakshi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 17, 2016: Medicina Clínica
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