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Rhinosporidiosis in Colombia: case series and literature review

Alejandro Vélez, Guillermo Jiménez, Alicia Hidrón, Sandra Talero, Carlos Andrés Agudelo
Tropical Doctor 2018 January 1, : 49475518787123
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Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous disease that affects mucosal surfaces. Its epidemiology and clinical presentation in Colombia are not well-known. We therefore reviewed all 58 reported cases between 1964 and 2015 to raise awareness among clinicians in a non-endemic area. Of the patients, 64% were male (median age = 15 years) and 57% had ocular and 43% nasal manifestations; there were no disseminated cases of the disease. All lesions were surgically removed.

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