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J Lab Physicians. 2010 Jan;2(1):44-6. doi: 10.4103/0974-2727.66706.

Disseminated cutaneous rhinosporidiosis.

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Department of Pathology, K S Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.


Rhinosporidiosis is a granulomatous disorder caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi. It frequently involves the nasopharynx and occasionally affects the skin. We hereby report a case of 46-year-old male who presented with multiple cutaneous plaque-like lesions with nasal obstruction. On examination, multiple cutaneous lesions were found to be present on malar aspect, infraorbital and supraorbital region, right shoulder and over the back near the tip of scapula. Oral cavity revealed a polypoidal lesion, in the base of the tongue. Excision biopsy confirmed the lesions as disseminated cutaneous rhinosporidiosis. The patient was treated with excision and dapsone therapy. After 1 year of therapy, the patient has disease-free survival. We report this rare case of rhinosporidiosis with disseminated cutaneous involvement.


Rhinosporidiosis; Rhinosporidium seeberi; cutaneous; disseminated

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