Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences

: 2019  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 84--86

Disseminated rhinosporidiosis

Devendra Tiwari1, Satvinder Singh Bakshi2, Soumyajit Das2, Suriyanarayanan Gopalakrishnan1 
1 Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry, India
2 Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Satvinder Singh Bakshi
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Rhinosporidiosis is a rare granulomatous disease of mucous membranes caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi. Although the taxonomy is still debatable, it has recently been concluded that it belongs to a novel group of fish parasite referred to as the “DRIP” clade (Dermocystidium, rosette agent, Ichthyophonus, and Psorospermium). It usually involves the nasal mucosa, but the incidence of extranasal (atypical) sites such as lip, palate, uvula, larynx, trachea, buccal cavity, lacrimal sac, scalp, skin, penis, urethra, vulva, and bone has been reported. Simultaneous involvement of both nasal and extranasal sites, particularly larynx and trachea, is rare. Only a few such cases have been reported, mostly from South India and Chhattisgarh. We report such a case of a 46-year-old male with extensive laryngotracheal rhinosporidiosis, which was managed successfully with surgery.

How to cite this article:
Tiwari D, Bakshi SS, Das S, Gopalakrishnan S. Disseminated rhinosporidiosis.Arch Med Health Sci 2019;7:84-86

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Tiwari D, Bakshi SS, Das S, Gopalakrishnan S. Disseminated rhinosporidiosis. Arch Med Health Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2022 Sep 29 ];7:84-86
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