The formation of polyps on the mucous membranes such as those of the nose or the external eye is known as rhinosporidiosis. The pink or deep red polyps would bleed when touched. For nasal infections there might also be a discharge or cough
HOW IS RHINOSPORIDIOSIS DIAGNOSED?
Rhinosporidiosis may be confused with other granulomatous lesions of the nasal mucosa and skin, including aspergillosis, entomophthoromycosis, “nasal granuloma,” and cryptococcosis. Microscopic demonstration of spherules (sporangia) of R seeberi in biopsy specimens confirms the diagnosis. The spherules may be numerous, vary in size (up to 300 μm), have thick walls that stain periodic acid-Schiff positive, and contain endospores 4–19 μm in diameter. Developing stages of varying size without spores are distributed throughout the lesion.
HOW IS RHINOSPORIDIOSIS TREATED?
Treatment of Rhinosporidiosis is surgical excision at the lesion base. Yearlong dose of medications is known to show effects on Rhinosporidiosis
DID YOU KNOW?
Patients infected with Rhinosporidiosis are mostly diagnosed with inflamed nose and nasopharynx