Rhinosporidium seeberi

Also found in: Wikipedia.

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]

Rhinosporidium seeberi

The causative agent of rhinosporidiosis.
See also: Rhinosporidium


a genus in the class Mesomycetozoea.

Rhinosporidium seeberi
References in periodicals archive ?
Recent advances in rhinosporidiosis 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.
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 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.
La rinosporidiosis es una enfermedad granulomatosa cronica, de seres humanos y animales que comunmente afecta la mucosa nasal y la conjuntiva, causada por el microorganismo Rhinosporidium seeberi.
Common fungi causing conjunctivitis are: Candida albicans, Candida parapsilosis, Candida tropicalis, Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, Coccidioides immitis, Blastomyces dermatitidis, Rhinosporidium seeberi, Sporothrix schenckii, etc.
Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous disease caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi.
A rinosporidiose caracteriza-se por uma lesao granulomatosa tumoriforme causada pelo Rhinosporidium seeberi, particularmente na mucosa nasal (JONES et al.
Rhinosporidium seeberi has traditionally been classified as a fungus.
INTRODUCTION: Rhinosporidium Seeberi has worldwide distribution being more prevalent in Southern India, Srilanka and South East Asia, although cases have been reported in South America, Africa and United States.
The taxonomic status of Lacazia loboi and Rhinosporidium seeberi has been finally resolved with the use of molecular tools.