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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 73  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 179--181

Cutaneous rhinosporidiosis

1 Department of Skin and VD, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Deralakate, Mangalore, India
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Deralakate, Mangalore, India

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Manjunath M Shenoy
Department of Skin and VD, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Deralakate, Mangalore - 574160
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.32742

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Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous disease of the mucocutaneous tissue, which clinically presents as polypoidal growths. Cutaneous lesions are infrequent and are generally associated with mucosal lesions. We present a case of cutaneous rhinosporidiosis in association with recurrent nasopharyngeal rhinosporidiosis in a 65-year-old male patient. He presented with dysphagia for solid foods and skin growth on the left side of jaw of 2 years duration. Histopathology of cutaneous and nasopharyngeal lesions revealed numerous thick walled sporangia in a vascular connective tissue along with a granulomatous inflammation confirming the diagnosis of cutaneous and nasopharyngeal rhinosporidiosis. Endoscopic removal of nasopharyngeal polyp was done and he was started on dapsone therapy.


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