Rhinosporidium seeberi


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Rhi·no·spo·rid·i·um see·ber·i

(rī'nō-spō-rid'ē-ŭm sē-bē'rī),
A funguslike organism, of worldwide distribution and uncertain taxonomic position, found in certain vascular raspberrylike nasal polyps (rhinosporidiosis).
[rhino- + G. sporidion, dim. of sporos, seed]
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Rhinosporidium seeberi

The causative agent of rhinosporidiosis.
See also: Rhinosporidium
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[1] Rhinosporidium seeberi is a fungus belonging to class mesomycetozoea responsible for causing rhinosporidiosis.
There are several reports of mass formation in the nasal cavity of horses related to fungal infections as Conidiobolus and Coccidioides immitis (CASWELL & WILLIAMS, 2016), Aspergillus (GUIDA et al., 2005), Rhinosporidium seeberi (previously classified as a fungus) (LEEMING et al., 2007), in addition to formation of nasal polyps, ethmoid hematomas, and tumors (CASWELL & WILLIAMS, 2016).
Her research interests include Lacazia loboi, Lagenidium spp., Pythium insidiosum, and Rhinosporidium seeberi.
It is the only method for etiologic diagnosis of some organisms such as Pneumocystis jiroveci (formerly Pneumocystis carinii), Loboa loboi, and Rhinosporidium seeberi. [7-10] The demonstration of tissue invasion or an inflammatory reaction can help to determine whether an organism represents contamination, colonization, or true infection.
Rhinosporidium seeberi is the etiologic agent of a chronic, and usually painless, localized granulomatous infection of the mucous membranes of the sinonasal tract, conjunctiva, and urethra.
Rhinosporidiosis.--Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic sinonasal fungal infection caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi, an organism infrequently encountered in the United States but endemic to India, Sri Lanka, South America, and Africa.
Rhinosporidiosis is an infection caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi. Rhinosporidiosis has been associated with rural residence, occupation in farming or agriculture, and bathing in ponds or rivers.
Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous disease caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi. It usually affects mucous membranes of the nose, nasopharynx, and ocular conjunctiva.
A rinosporidiose caracteriza-se por uma lesao granulomatosa tumoriforme causada pelo Rhinosporidium seeberi, particularmente na mucosa nasal (JONES et al., 2000).
Rhinosporidium seeberi has traditionally been classified as a fungus.
Recent advances in rhinosporidiosis and rhinosporidium seeberi. Indian J Med Microbiol 2002;20(3):119-31.