Nasal rhinosporidiosis

Godwins O. Echejoh, Agabus N. Manasseh, Matthew N. Tanko, Stella E. Ogala-Echejoh, Olugbenga A. Silas, Tonga L. Nimkur, Barnabas M. Mandong

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Rhinosporidiosis is a rare chronic granulomatous infection caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi. It affects mainly the mucosa of the nose, nasopharynx, palate, conjunctiva and the urethra. A seven-year-old girl presented with intranasal polypoid growth with recurrent nose bleeding for one year. Excision biopsy was done, and the tissue was subjected to routine histological processing and stained with hematoxylin and eosin stains with additional mucicarmine special stain. Variable-sized sporangia containing magenta-colored spores and capsule were observed. We hereby present a rare infective disease diagnosed nine years after the first reported case in our center.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)713-715
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the National Medical Association
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Infection
  • Nigeria
  • Nose
  • Polyps

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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