Rhinosporidiosis is an infection caused by a strain of pathogen called Rhinosporidium seeberi earlier thought to be fungus. It involves formation of lesions, polyps in organs which have mucus membranes, like mouth, eyes, genitals and pharynx. The disease is however most commonly found in the nose, the floor of the nose to be specific, during cough and cold. This condition leads to excessive nasal discharge, blocked nose, sneezing and can usually be treated with surgical incisions.
HOW IS RHINOSPORIDIOSIS DIAGNOSED?
The pathogen spreads due to contact with the water body in which animals bathe, and thereby is likelier to occur in villages.