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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17-21

Rhinosporidiosis--a clinicopathological study of 34 cases.


Department of Pathology, Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli, Karnataka

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J H Makannavar
Department of Pathology, Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli, Karnataka

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Rhinosporidiosis was the commonest (68%) fungal lesion encountered during the period of 11 1/2 years from January 1987 to July 1998. Men in 2nd, 3rd, 4th decade were commonly affected. Nose and nasopharynx were the commonest (85%) sites involved followed by ocular tissue (9%). One patient had involvement of bone (tibia). Generally a lymphoplasmacytic response was observed in all cases. Polymorphonuclear leukocytic response mostly observed at the site of rupture of sporangia. Epithelioid cell granulomatous and giant cell response observed in 47% of cases. Transepithelial migration of sporangia observed in 76% of cases. Rhinosporidium seeberi could be easily identified in haematoxylin and eosin stained sections. The walls of young trophic forms are delineated well with the PAS stain and verhoeff van Gieson stain.


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