Rhinosporidium

Rhinosporidium

(rī″nō-spō-rĭd′ē-ŭm)
A genus of pathogenic Mesomycetozoea closely related to protists and fungi but not classed in either category.

Rhinosporidium seeberi

The causative agent of rhinosporidiosis.

Rhinosporidium

a genus in the class Mesomycetozoea.

Rhinosporidium seeberi
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Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous disease caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi.
Conjunctivitis can also be caused by the fungus Sporotrichum resulting in the formation of small, yellow, and sometimes ulcerating, nodules on the conjunctiva, while in Rhinosporidium infection, yellow to pink nodules are formed, which may develop into tumours.
Eyelid lesions may be caused by Cryptococcus, Candida, and Sporotrichum Inflammation of lacrimal gland by Aspergillus, Leptothrix, Sporotrichum, and Rhinospiridium Conjunctiva Conjunctivitis caused by Leptothrix, Sporotrichum, Candida, Trichophyton, Aspergillis Ulcerating nodules by Rhinosporidium Cornea Keratomycosis caused by Aspergillus and Fusarium, Alternaria, Cephalosporium (Acremonium), Dematiaceous fungi and Pythium insidiosum Sclera Cryptococcus, Metarrhyium anispliae Uvea Uveitis caused by Aspergillus and Candida, and Coccidiodes.
Rhinosporidium seeberi--the causative organism of rhinosporidiosis--has a complicated life cycle.
Rhinosporidium seeberi has traditionally been classified as a fungus.
The taxonomic status of Lacazia loboi and Rhinosporidium seeberi has been finally resolved with the use of molecular tools.
Histopathologic examination revealed the presence of multiple sporangia that contained spores of Rhinosporidium seeberi (figure 2).
Rhinosporidium seeberi (Wernicke, 1903) with special reference to its sporulation and affinities.
Organisms that morphologically mimic Prototheca include those capable of forming endosporulating spherules, such as Coccidioides immitis, Rhinosporidium seeberi, and Chlorella species.
Rhinosporidiosis is caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi, an organism that was previously classified as a fungus but has been regrouped into the class Mesomycetozoa (family Rhinosporideacae).
The spherules and their casing did not take up any stains for fungi, although they were suspected to be organisms such as Rhinosporidium or Coccidioides.
The etiologic agent of rhinosporidiosis, Rhinosporidium seeberi, is an enigmatic microbe that has been difficult to classify.