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Histopathologically confirmed ocular rhinosporidiosis in two Canadians.
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PMID:  16767214     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CASE REPORT: In India and Southeast Asia, rhinosporidiosis is a common infectious disease, but it has rarely been reported in western countries. Infrequently, isolated ocular rhinosporidial infections have been reported, but to our knowledge, there are no reported cases in Canada. Two cases of rhinosporidiosis have been recently diagnosed and managed at our university-based hospital.
COMMENTS: Rhinosporidiosis presents with certain characteristic clinical features; however, the diagnosis is confirmed histopathologically. The presence of typical sporangia and spores in a fibrovascular stroma infiltrated by acute and chronic inflammatory cells including granulomas is diagnostic. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice, and recurrence is possible but rare.
Mona Harissi-Dagher; Nicole Robillard; Christine Corriveau; Michèle Mabon; Guy S Allaire
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of ophthalmology. Journal canadien d'ophtalmologie     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0008-4182     ISO Abbreviation:  Can. J. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-12     Completed Date:  2006-07-03     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0045312     Medline TA:  Can J Ophthalmol     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  226-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Le Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, Quebec, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Conjunctival Diseases / parasitology,  pathology*,  surgery
Eye Infections, Parasitic / parasitology,  pathology*,  surgery
Eyelid Diseases / parasitology,  pathology*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Rhinosporidiosis / parasitology,  pathology*,  surgery
Rhinosporidium / isolation & purification*

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