For a period of 2 years from January 2016 to December 2017, all the suspected cases of Rhinosporidiosis
attending OPD were included.
Of the nine cases, seven patients with vocal nodules responded to conservative treatment of vocal rest and speech therapy whereas one case was of disseminated rhinosporidiosis
with the involvement of tracheobronchial tree, which did not respond to this treatment.
"Doctors said many patients have cell growth, but that they have not encountered anyone with systematic growth like mine," he said adding that it started as nasal Rhinosporidiosis
and spread to other parts of the body.
is caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi, an organism that was previously classified as a fungus but has been regrouped into the class Mesomycetozoa (family Rhinosporideacae).
is an infection caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi.
is characterized histologically by a well-developed acute and chronic inflammation that surrounds round, thickwalled sporangia (up to 300 pm) (figure 1) filled with hundreds of small (2 to 9-pm endospores/algae) (figure 2).
He is a distinguished academician and researcher known for his pioneering efforts and research on Cryptococcosis, Aspergillosis, Dermatophytosis, Geotrichosis, Candidiasis, Rhinosporidiosis
, Dermatophilosis, Nocardiosis, Rabies and Brucellosis.
According to medics, Vijayan is suffering from nasopharyngeal rhinosporidiosis
, a viral infection for which no effective regimen has been evolved so far in the world.
manifests as slow-growing, tumorlike masses, usually of the nasal mucosa or ocular conjunctivae of humans and animals.
Other causes like fibroangioma, bleeding polypus, pyogenic granuloma, DNS with spur, rhinosinusitis, granulomatous diseases like rhinosporidiosis
, Wegener's granulomatosis, tumours like juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma, esthesioblastoma, carcinoma of nose, paranasal sinuses and nasopharynx.
.--Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic sinonasal fungal infection caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi, an organism infrequently encountered in the United States but endemic to India, Sri Lanka, South America, and Africa.
The differential diagnosis includes sinonasal inflammatory polyps, respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartoma, squamous papilloma (vestibular skin), inverted ductal papilloma, verruca vulgaris, rhinosporidiosis
, and invasive carcinoma.
In our study, we observed that among 130 patients with nasal mass, rhinosporidiosis
was the most common nasal mass (34.61%) followed by AC polyp (16.92%), ethmoidal polyp (13.84%), haemangioma (7.7%), malignant conditions of nose and PNS (6.15%).
is a chronic granulomatous disease caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi.