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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 205-207

Rhinosporidiosis reinfection after 20 years – A case report from United Arab Emirates


1 Department of ENT, Ishaq Bin Omran Medical Center, Sharjah; Department of ENT, MedStar Daycare Center, Dubai; Department of ENT, Zulekha Hospital Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
2 Department of Medicine, Ishaq Bin Omran Medical Center, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
3 Department of Medicine, Medcare Hospital Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Correspondence Address:
Irshad Mazhar Mohiuddin
Department of ENT, Ishaq Bin Omran Medical Center, Sharjah; Department of ENT, MedStar Daycare Center, Dubai; Department of ENT, Zulekha Hospital Sharjah, Sharjah
United Arab Emirates
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DOI: 10.4103/hmj.hmj_56_21

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Introduction: Rhinosporidiosis is a rare, endemic, chronic granulomatous infection caused by protistan parasite Rhinosporidium Seeberi. It affects upper airways, mostly nasal mucosa and sometimes skin and manifests as lesions that appear like strawberry pulp. It is known for post excision recurrences attributed to residual spores or re-inoculation during excision. Beyond the endemic zones it's rare in the developed world. Case Report: We report nasal Rhinosporidiosis in a case from an endemic area in India, who previously suffered from the disease and was successfully treated 20 years ago and was symptom free until his current reinfection and treatment. Conclusion: Though rare, awareness of this disease is important for clinicians in places with a large migrant population and in cases of travel to an endemic area. The disease can recur on visiting an endemic area even after 20 years of previous treatment and cure as might have happened in our case.


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