Rhinosporidiosis Treatment & Management

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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Treatment

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. [32, 33] This drug may be useful in individuals with multisite rhinosporidiosis.

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Surgical Care

Local surgical excision is the treatment of choice for rhinosporidiosis. 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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