J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018; 44(6): 293~297
Palatal rhinosporidiosis: an unusual case report and review of the literature
Harshita Putthia1, Bhari Sharanesha Manjunatha2, Madhusudan Astekar1, Samreen Taufiq1
1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Institute of Dental Sciences, Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, India,
2Department of Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, Taif University, Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Bhari Sharanesha Manjunatha
Department of Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, Taif University, AlHawiyah, Taif-21944, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Received March 15, 2018; Revised May 9, 2018; Accepted May 22, 2018.; Published online December 31, 2018.
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 Abstract
Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic, granulomatous, mucocutaneous infection caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi. The infection is non-contagious and sporadic in humans. The site most commonly affected is the mucous membrane of the nose and nasopharynx, followed by the oropharynx, trachea, bronchi, ear, eye, and genitourinary tract. It can also spread to other areas through blood and lymph. Here, we report a case of rhinosporidiosis affecting the palate in a 60-year-old female patient.
Keywords: Rhinosporidiosis, Rhinosporidium seeberi, Sporangiospores, Granulomatous infection


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