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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 204-207

Disseminated cutaneous rhinosporidiosis: Revisited

From the Department of Dermatology, IPGME and R and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Widhi Agrawal
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DOI: 10.4103/ijd.IJD_419_19

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A vegetative growth in the nasal mucosa and nasopharynx present for a considerable period of time raises the possibility of rhinosporidiosis. Such presentation in the Indian subcontinent is not rare but erythematous cauliflower-like or tumor-like growths often reaching large size present on various areas of the skin without necessarily involving the nasal apparatus are often confusing to the attending clinician. A dermatologist may suspect the disseminated form of cutaneous rhinosporidiosis and perform a diagnostic histopathology. Early institution of treatment may give significant relief to the patient.

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