Disseminated cutaneous with nasopharyngeal rhinosporidiosis: Light microscopy changes following dapsone therapy

Bhushan Madke, Sunanda Mahajan, Vidya Kharkar, Siddhi Chikhalkar, Uday Khopkar
Australasian Journal of Dermatology 2011, 52 (2): e4-6
We report a case of disseminated cutaneous and nasopharyngeal rhinosporidiosis in a 48-year-old man. The patient complained of a 6-month history of six subcutaneous skin-coloured swellings on the body and a 5-year history of a pea-sized swelling on the inner aspect of the left lower eyelid. Histopathological examination from one of these lesions showed multiple globular cysts packed with endospores that were typical of rhinosporidiosis. We report this case because of its rarity and to describe the morphological effects of dapsone in promotion of a host inflammatory response to the organism.

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