Rhinosporidiosis in Colombia: case series and literature review

Alejandro Vélez, Guillermo Jiménez, Alicia Hidrón, Sandra Talero, Carlos Andrés Agudelo

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)289-293
Number of pages5
JournalTropical Doctor
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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