2016 | Month: | Volume:3 | Issue:1 | Page:42-46

Cutaneous Rhinosporidiosis with varied clinical presentations in an Immunocompetent Adult

Rhinosporidiosis is a recurrent granulomatous disorder involving the mucocutaneous tissue. Commonest presentation is with the involvement of nose and nasopharynx. Cutaneous dissemination is possible by auto-inoculation or hematogenous spread. We present the case of a 70-year old immunocompetent male who presented with multiple warty growths over the abdomen, upper limbs and trunk which were gradually increasing in size. He also had numerous tiny molluscum-like lesions around the warty growths and subcutaneous nodules over the popliteal fossa and dorsum of foot. He gave history of a nasal growth for which he underwent surgical excision around 10 years back. Histopathological examination of the growth confirmed the diagnosis of rhinosporidiosis. Occurrence of warty growths, subcutaneous nodules and molluscum-like lesions in the same individual is extremely rare and this case is being reported to highlight this.





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