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Related to rhinosporidiosis: Rhinosporidium seeberi
a chronic, localized granulomatous fungal infection of the mucocutaneous tissues, especially that of the nose, caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi, usually found in India and Sri Lanka but also seen in many temperate and tropical regions worldwide, characterized by the development of polyps, tumors, papillomas, or wartlike lesions.
Invasion of the nasal cavity or, occasionally, the conjunctiva or other superficial structures by Rhinosporidium seeberi, resulting in a chronic granulomatous disease producing bleeding polyps or other forms of hyperplasia on mucous membranes; it is found principally in India and Sri Lanka.
rhinosporidiosis/rhi·no·spo·rid·i·o·sis/ (-spor-id″e-o´sis) a fungal disease caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi, marked by large polyps on the mucosa of the nose, eyes, ears, and sometimes the penis and vagina.
Etymology: Gk, rhis + sporo, seed, osis, condition
an infection caused by the fungus Rhinosporidium seeberi. It is characterized by fleshy red polyps on the mucous membranes of the nose, conjunctiva, nasopharynx, and soft palate. The disease may be acquired by swimming or bathing in infected water. The most effective treatment is electrocautery.
rhinosporidiosisA fungus disease caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi that causes fungal polyps in the nose and swellings in the surrounding tissues. These can be removed surgically. The condition occurs in India, East Africa and South America.
a fungal disease caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi, marked by large polyps on the mucosa of the posterior nares of horses and cattle. The fungi can be found in the polyps. They cause interference with respiration and noisy breathing.