17 May Rhinosporidiosis is a disease caused by the organism Rhinosporidium seeberi, which was once thought to be a fungus but is now believed to. 18 May Nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx – Rhinosporidiosis. Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic infective disorder caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi. It usually presents as a soft polypoidal pedunculated or sessile mass.

Author: Mikaramar Shazahn
Country: Namibia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Marketing
Published (Last): 21 February 2013
Pages: 61
PDF File Size: 20.94 Mb
ePub File Size: 2.89 Mb
ISBN: 328-9-63430-272-2
Downloads: 87262
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Akinokora

J Submicros Cytol Pathol.

Interestingly, as is the case in R. By continuing you agree to the use of cookies.

Clinicopathological study of rhinosporidiosis with special reference to cytodiagnosis

The most prevalent location of the disease is the nasal cavity. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. The prognosis is excellent, with only occasional recurrences. Moreover, given the modern day propensity for travel and the ability of these agents to remain dormant for years, infections acquired by patients in restricted geographic regions can manifest symptoms outside of that area.

The present study was conducted in the pathology department of a rural medical college for a period of 2 years from March to February The Athlone Press; The causative organism has been identified by genetic techniques as a member of the aquatic Protista [11].

Nasal polyps need to be differentiated from those in allergic disease. Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic and localized infection of the mucus membranes and the lesions present clinically as polypoid, soft masses sometimes pedunculated of the nose, throat, ear, and even the genitalia in both sexes. Mature sporangium of Rhinosporidium seeberi.


We report a case of rhinosporidiosis with presentation as a mass extending up to the oropharynx. Analysis of 27 cases.

Light and electron microscopic findings in rhinosporidiosis after Dapsone therapy. This finding was evident in our series of cases as two of the three cases were in young adults and all three were males. The studies of Silva et al 86 further validated the idea that R.

Rhinosporidiosis – Wikipedia

The aim of this study is to present the clinicopathological features of rhinosporidiosis in a large series of cases and to asses the role of cytology in diagnosis. Hortaea werneckii Tinea nigra Piedraia hortae Black piedra. Ground water is considered to be the natural habitant of R. Rhinitis is readily recognizable clinically. Pathologic Features Gross Findings Rhinosporidiosis typically manifests as friable nasal polyps or masses, classically described as strawberry-like in appearance.

Nevertheless, rhinosporidiosis continues to be an enigma and a large number of further studies from endemic and non-endemic areas are needed. Infection probably develops as a result of direct exposure to stagnant water, although inhalation of spores may also play a role.

Nasal rhinosporidiosis.

The phylogenetic studies of Silva et al 86 also found the presence of species-specific strains in the genus Rhinosporidiuma finding that could forecast the existence of novel host-specific species. Primary pulmonary coccidioidomycosis Histoplasma capsulatum Histoplasmosis Primary cutaneous histoplasmosis Primary pulmonary histoplasmosis Progressive disseminated histoplasmosis Rhinosporidiois duboisii African histoplasmosis Lacazia loboi Lobomycosis Paracoccidioides brasiliensis Paracoccidioidomycosis.


CT picture shows oropharyngeal extension of the mass Click here to view.

Un neuvo esporozoario parasito del hombre: Data on antimicrobial drug resistance in Rhinosporidium seeberi is lacking. Indian J Med Microbiol. Rhinosporidiosis has been known for over years since its first description in Rhijosporidiosis. Affects the mucous membranes of the sinonasal tract and less commonly conjunctiva, upper airway, genital tract, and other sites. There is some evidence that host-specific strains of R.

Rhinosporidiosis – an overview | ScienceDirect Topics

J Trop Med Hyg. Nasal rhinosporidiosis in two dogs native to the upper Mississippi river valley region. It was strawberry-like in appearance with occasional grayish areas. Rupture of sporangia can cause giant cell reaction. Patients of any age can be affected, but it is most commonly encountered in patients in their third and fourth decades.

The regional sero-epidemiology of rhinosporidiosis in Sri Lankan humans and animals.

In the order Ichthyophonida, the class Ichthyophonae has members with phylogenetic features in common with the genus Ichthyophonus and Psorospermium [ 9 ]. However, in oncocytic sinonasal papilloma rhinnosporidiosis microcysts are confined to the epithelium. Mucorales Mucormycosis Rhizopus oryzae Mucor indicus Lichtheimia corymbifera Syncephalastrum racemosum Apophysomyces variabilis.

Back To Top