, Volume 97, Issue 1, pp 9–16 | Cite as

Description of a case of rhinosporidiosis in Spain

  • M. J. Alonso
  • R. Gomez De Tejada
  • P. Diaz
  • J. Ruiz
  • J. Prieto


Rhinosporidiosis is reviewed, and the first autochthonous case in Spain is presented (site: in the nasal cavity of a 19-year-old male from a rural background). Diagnosis was established morphologically after eliminating the possibilities of Cryptococcus neoformans, Coccidioides immitis, and Chrysosporium crescens. Clinico-pathological features are described. Preparations were stained with hematoxylin-eosin, PAS, and methenamine silver, and studied for fluorescence. Certain aspects of the epidemiology and diagnosis are commented upon.


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© Martinus Nijhoff/Dr W. Junk Publishers 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Alonso
    • 1
  • R. Gomez De Tejada
    • 1
  • P. Diaz
    • 1
  • J. Ruiz
    • 1
  • J. Prieto
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pathology, Department of MicrobiologySchool of MedicineBadajozSpain

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