John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Polymorphic cutaneous rhinosporidiosis Volume 16, numéro 2, March-April 2006

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, JLN Hospital & Research Center, Bhilai Steel Plant, Bhilai, Chattisgarh state, India

Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous condition caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi primarily affecting the mucosa of the nose, eyes and sinuses. The patients usually present with nasal symptoms and skin involvement is uncommon [1-3]. Here, a patient with nasal rhinosporidiosis having two different morphological types of cutaneous lesions of rhinosporidiosis, coexisting at the same time and at the same site, is reported. The diagnosis was confirmed by FNAC (Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology) and skin biopsy from the skin lesions. To the best of my knowledge, such an unusual occurrence has not been reported earlier in literature.