Observations regarding the clinical manifestations and management of extranasal rhinosporidiosis in southern India

Peralam Yegneswaran, Prakash (2009) Observations regarding the clinical manifestations and management of extranasal rhinosporidiosis in southern India. Clinical Microbiology Newsletter, 31 (4). pp. 30-31. ISSN 0196-4399

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Abstract

Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous infection of mucos membranes of the nasopharynx, oropharynx, larynx, trachea, conjunctiva and rarely the skin. It is often characterized by the presence of vascular, friable polyps that arise from nasal mucosa or mucosal surfaces. The role of the causal agens of this infection, Rhinosporidium seeberi, was first published in 1900 by Seeber from Argentina. Ashworth described its life cycle in 1923. At present, Rhinosporidium is regarded as an aquatic protistan parasite belonging to the class Mesomycetozoeae. The disease is endemic in India, Srilanka, South America and Africa and is principally acquired by exposure to stagnant water.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Letter to the Editor
Uncontrolled Keywords: Extranasal Rhinosporidiosis; Southern India.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2015 08:58
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2015 08:58
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144789

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