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Granulomatous Disease of the Nose

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Atrophic dry nasal mucosa, extensive encrustations with woody' hard external nose is suggestive of [MH 05]



A Rhinosporidiosis
B Rhinoscleroma

C Atrophic rhinitis
D Carcinoma of nose

Ans. B Rhinoscleroma

Rhinoscleroma

a. It is a chronic granulamatous disease caused by gram-negative Frisch bacteria Klebsiella rhinoscJeromatis.

b. It is seen mostly in poor socioeconomic conditions and commonly occurs in Europe, Pakistan, Indonesia and South America.

Pathologically

a. Mikulicz cells or foam cells and Russell bodies are its characteristic features.

b. Russell bodies are homogeneus eosinophilic inclusion bodies found in plasma cells.

c. In a patient presenting with atrophic dry nasal mucosa, extensive crusting and woody hard external nose:

- Rhinoscleroma should be suspected.

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