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Rhinoscleroma: case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17143439     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rhinoscleroma is a chronic, granulomatous infection that most frequently affects the respiratory mucosa, especially the nasal cavity and eventually extending through the lower respiratory tract. The disease is endemic in some countries of Central America (El Salvador and Guatemala), Indonesia, India, Poland, Hungary, Russia and some African countries as well. It is a rare disease in South America. We report a 51-year-old male resident of a psychiatric institution in São Paulo presenting with progressive nasal obstruction, frontal headache, yellowish nasal discharge and a mass extruding through the right nasal vestibule. The present case report describes a Rhino-Sinus scleroma where histopathology was vital in the diagnosis. The patient was treated by surgical excision of the nasal mass followed by a course of ciprofloxacin. He has remained asymptomatic up to the last visit six months following treatment and has shown no evidence of recurrence.
Mônica Elisabeth Simons; Lidio Granato; Roberto Claudio Batista Oliveira; Mônica Porto Alves Alcantara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brazilian journal of otorhinolaryngology     Volume:  72     ISSN:  1808-8694     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:    2006 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-04     Completed Date:  2007-05-10     Revised Date:  2008-10-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101207337     Medline TA:  Braz J Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  568-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Infective Agents / therapeutic use
Ciprofloxacin / therapeutic use
Middle Aged
Nasal Mucosa / microbiology*
Rhinoscleroma / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Infective Agents; 85721-33-1/Ciprofloxacin

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