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Volume 25, Number 9—September 2019

Cluster of Nasal Rhinosporidiosis, Eastern Province, Rwanda

Annie I. Izimukwiye, Djibril Mbarushimana, Marie C. Ndayisaba, Venerand Bigirimana, Belson Rugwizangoga, and Alvaro C. LagaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University Central Hospital of Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda (A.I. Izimukwiye, D. Mbarushimana, M.C. Ndayisaba, V. Bigirimana, B. Rugwizangoga); Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (A.C. Laga)

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Clinical summary of 4 patients with rhinosporidiosis, Eastern Province, Rwanda, 2014–2016

Case no. Patient age, y/sex Signs and symptoms District of residence Method of diagnosis Year of diagnosis Treatment and outcome
Nasal bleeding and obstruction for 5 mo; reddish mass on right nasal cavity, adherent to lateral wall; bleeding on touch
Punch biopsy
Excision; no recurrence at last follow-up (4 y)
Nasal blockage with sensation of nasal mass for 2 mo; vascularized mass; bleeding on touch
Excisional biopsy
Excision; no recurrence at last follow-up (4 y)
Nasal blockage for 12 mo; mobile, expansile, nontender mass on right nostril; bleeding on touch
Punch biopsy
Excision; recurrence 3 mo after diagnosis; reexcision with no recurrence at last follow-up (3.5 y)
4 12/M Progressive nasal blockage for 4 y; soft mass in left nostril attached to the septum; bleeding on touch Kirehe Excisional biopsy 2016 Excision; no recurrence at last follow up (3 y)

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