Rhinoscleroma, a mildly contagious, chronic granulomatous infection caused by the organism Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis, starts in the nose and can involve any part of the respiratory tract. Because of this site predilection, otorhinolaryngologists are most likely to see patients with this disease. Consequently, most journal articles on rhinoscleroma appear in the otolaryngology literature. Several major dermatologic, tropical disease, and infectious disease textbooks do not even mention this condition. Here is a report of a case initially seen by a dermatologist, followed by a review of the clinical and histologic features of rhinoscleroma.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the Association of Military Dermatologists|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1985|
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