rhinoscleroma


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rhinoscleroma

 [ri″no-sklĕ-ro´mah]
a granulomatous disease involving the nose and nasopharynx, due to infection by Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis, seen mainly in Egypt, Eastern Europe, and Central and South America; the growth forms hard patches or nodules, which tend to enlarge and are painful to the touch.

rhi·no·scle·ro·ma

(rī'nō-sklē-rō'mă),
A chronic granulomatous process involving the nose, upper lip, mouth, and upper air passages; starts usually as a growth of hard smooth nodules in the anterior nares that spreads backward into the pharynx, larynx, trachea, and even bronchi; it may involve the external auditory meatus and is caused by a specific bacterium, Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis.
Synonym(s): scleroma
[rhino- + G. sklērōma, an induration]

rhinoscleroma

/rhi·no·scle·ro·ma/ (-sklĕ-ro´mah) a granulomatous disease, ascribed to Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis, involving the nose and nasopharynx; the growth forms hard patches or nodules, which tend to enlarge and are painful to the touch.

rhinoscleroma

[rī′nosklirō′mə]
a chronic inflammation in the nose, spreading to the larynx and pharynx. The cause is an infection of Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis.

rhi·no·scle·ro·ma

(rī'nō-skler-ō'mă)
A chronic granulomatous process involving the nose, upper lip, mouth, and upper air passages; it may involve the external auditory meatus and is believed to be due to a specific bacterium, possibly Klebsiella.
[rhino- + G. sklērōma, an induration]
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9) Rhinoscleroma may demonstrate nodular deformity of the tracheal mucosa or severe, circumferential thickening of the walls of the trachea and central bronchi resulting in marked luminal narrowing (Figure 10).
Rhinoscleroma can involve any part of the respiratory tract.
Sarcoidosis, vasculitis (especially Wegener granulomatosis), and neoplastic diseases can mimic rhinoscleroma and should be considered in the differential diagnosis.
In the granulomatous stage, the characteristic lesion of rhinoscleroma is seen.
8] Rhinoscleroma in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection has also been reported,[10] providing further evidence of association between K rhinoscleromatis infection and altered T-cell immunity.
syphilis, rhinoscleroma, and rhinosporidiosis), and fungal granulomas (e.
Rhinoscleroma ("hard nose") is caused by Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis, a gram-negative encapsulated bacterium of low infectivity.