Tears of Blood–An Uncommon Presentation of Rhinosporidiosis


Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous disease involving the mucous membranes of nose and nasopharynx caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi. Rhinosporidiosis involving the eye is known as Oculosporidiosis. Usually affected patients present with nasal obstruction with an associated mass, epistaxis and watery discharge. In our case, there was involvement of the nasolacrimal duct which resulted in bloody discharge from the punctum.

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R., I., K., S. Tears of Blood–An Uncommon Presentation of Rhinosporidiosis. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12070-021-02408-z

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  • Rhinosporidiosis
  • Epistaxis
  • Nasolacrimal duct
  • Lacrimal sac
  • Dapsone