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IP Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Allied Science


Rhinoscleroma a case report


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Article Type : Case Report

Author Details: Jagram Verma*,Hima Thomas

Volume : 2

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : XXXX

Print ISSN : XXXX

Article First Page : 66

Article End Page : 67


Abstract

Introduction: Rhinoscleroma is a rare, chronic, granulomatous infection involving the upper respiratory tract mostly caused by gram-negative bacilli like Klebsiella Rhinoscleromatis. Most common site affected is the nasopharynx. The disease has classic histopathologic features which consists of Mikulicz cells and Russell bodies.
Case Report: This paper represents our experience in the management of a case of rhinoscleroma from a non-endemic area. Patient presented with occasional episodes of bilateral epistaxis and nasal obstruction. Patient has achieved a good clinical outcome after our medical and surgical intervention.

Keywords: Mikulicz cells, Rhinoscleroma, Russel bodies.