Rhinosporidiosis Follow-up

Updated: May 31, 2017
  • Author: Duane R Hospenthal, MD, PhD, FACP, FIDSA, FASTMH; Chief Editor: Mark R Wallace, MD, FACP, FIDSA  more...
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Follow-up

Complications

Complications of rhinosporidiosis include extremely rare, life-threatening dissemination, local secondary bacterial infection, and recurrence.

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Prognosis

The prognosis of rhinosporidiosis is excellent, except with dissemination, as described above (see Mortality/Morbidity).

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Patient Education

Patients with rhinosporidiosis should be advised that recurrence is possible. They should be instructed to return for further evaluation if symptoms recur or new symptoms arise.

Cases of dissemination or more extensive disease have been associated with a prior history of both treated and untreated nasal disease. Accordingly, ensure that patients are instructed to (1) be vigilant for a recurrence of symptoms or new lesions and (2) promptly consult with their physician if these are noted.

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