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scleroma

 [sklĕ-ro´mah]
a hardened patch or induration of skin or mucous membrane.
respiratory scleroma rhinoscleroma.

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]

scleroma

/scle·ro·ma/ (sklĕ-ro´mah) a hardened patch or induration, especially of the nasal or laryngeal tissues.
respiratory scleroma  rhinoscleroma.

scleroma

(sklə-rō′mə)
n. pl. sclero·mas or sclero·mata (-mə-tə)
An abnormally hard patch of body tissue especially in the upper respiratory tract.

scleroma

(1) A nonspecific term for an indurated circumscribed subcutaneous or submucosal mass, in particular granulation tissue. 
(2) Rhinoscleroma, see there.

scleroma

Induration, see there.

scle·ro·ma

(skler-ō'mă)
A circumscribed indurated focus of granulation tissue in the skin or mucous membrane.
[G. sklērōma, an induration]

scleroma

a hardened patch or induration of skin or mucous membrane.
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Scleroma and rhinoscleroma, a diagnostic difficulty: review of literature with proposal of new observation.
Scleroma of the upper respiratory passages: a CT study.
Role of endoscopy in diagnosing scleroma in its uncommon sites.
7] The differential diagnosis of respiratory scleroma includes nasal tumours and other tumours of respiratory tract, fungal infections, specific granulomatous diseases like tuberculosis and leprosy.
In literature review of respiratory tract scleroma, a case of scleroma presenting as an upper tracheal mass causing stridor and respiratory distress was described, The patient was managed with urgent resection and an eight week course of oral ciprofloxacin hydrochloride .