Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology


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

Rhinosporidiosis--a clinicopathological study of 34 cases.


J H Makannavar, S S Chavan 
 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

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.


How to cite this article:
Makannavar J, Chavan S. Rhinosporidiosis--a clinicopathological study of 34 cases. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2001;44:17-21


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Makannavar J, Chavan S. Rhinosporidiosis--a clinicopathological study of 34 cases. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2001 [cited 2021 Jun 24 ];44:17-21
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