The term Rhinosporidiosis is used for defining the swelling or inflammation of the mucous membranes that eventually leads to various kinds of nasal diseases. Here the patient undergoes symptoms like local pruritus, coryza with sneezing, rhinorrhea and there is also discharge from the nose and heavy mucus coming out when coughing. In other cases, it can affect the eye to leading to Photophobia, redness, etc.
HOW IS RHINOSPORIDIOSIS DIAGNOSED?
An ENT specialist could conduct a biopsy to rule out any other disorders and to confirm a diagnosis.
HOW IS RHINOSPORIDIOSIS TREATED?
Rhinosporidiosis is treated with surgical methods because, generally, medical treatment has not been proven effective. However, multiple reports of successful treatment of individuals with long courses of dapsone have been published. This drug may be useful in individuals with multisite disease.
DID YOU KNOW?
Disease endemic in Chhattisgarh South India, Sri Lanka, South America and Africa. It is presumed to be transmitted by exposure to the pathogen when taking a bath in stagnant water pools where animals also bathe.