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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 72-74

Conjunctival oculosporidiosis: A case report from a nonendemic zone in India

1 Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital, Kamarhati, India
2 Department of Pathology, Vivekananda Institute of Medical Science, Kolkata, India
3 Department of Cardiology, IPGMER and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Nandita Pal
Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital, Kamarhati, Kolkata - 700 058, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/2321-4848.183373

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Oculosporidiosis or rhinosporidial infection of eye, a rarely encountered disease outside the endemic coastal areas of South India, is caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi. A 12-year-old patient presented with polypoidal conjunctival lesion of the right eye in a tertiary care hospital at West Bengal, India. Excision of the lesion followed by microbiological and histopathological examination confirmed the unique infectious etiology of the lesion. Oculosporidiosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of conjunctival polypoidal lesions even in nonendemic areas because misdiagnosis and improper management may lead to increased incidence in the same zones.

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