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Rhinosporidiosis Treatment & Management

  • Author: Duane R Hospenthal, MD, PhD, FACP, FIDSA, FASTMH; Chief Editor: Mark R Wallace, MD, FACP, FIDSA  more...
 
Updated: Oct 07, 2015
 

Medical Care

Rhinosporidiosis is treated with surgical excision 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.[29, 30] This drug may be useful in individuals with multisite disease.

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Surgical Care

Local surgical excision is the treatment of choice. Recurrence has been reported with simple excision. Wide excision with electrocoagulation of the lesional base has been promoted to decrease recurrences.

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Duane R Hospenthal, MD, PhD, FACP, FIDSA, FASTMH Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Duane R Hospenthal, MD, PhD, FACP, FIDSA, FASTMH is a member of the following medical societies: Alpha Omega Alpha, American Medical Association, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Infectious Diseases Society of America, International Society for Infectious Diseases, International Society of Travel Medicine, Medical Mycological Society of the Americas, Armed Forces Infectious Diseases Society, International Society for Human and Animal Mycology, American College of Physicians, American Society for Microbiology, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

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Mark R Wallace, MD, FACP, FIDSA Clinical Professor of Medicine, Florida State University College of Medicine; Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

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Gary L Gorby, MD Associate Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Division of Infectious Diseases, Creighton University School of Medicine; Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center; Associate Chair, Omaha Veterans Affairs Medical Center

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Acknowledgements

Robert Rivard, MD Deputy Chief, Department of Clinical Research

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Granulomatous mass involving structures of the eye. Image used with permission from doctorfungus.org.
Sporangia of Rhinosporidium seeberi within nasal polyp (periodic acid-Schiff [PAS] stain). Image used with permission from doctorfungus.org.
Sporangia of Rhinosporidium seeberi in polyp (Gomori methenamine silver [GMS]) stain. Image used with permission from doctorfungus.org.
 
 
 
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