Ayurveda Management of Rhinosporidiosis - A Rare Case Report and Review of literature

  • Stefi C F MS(Ayu) Scholar, Department of Shalyatantra, PNNM Ayurveda Medical College, Cheruthuruthy, Kerala, India http://orcid.org/0009-0006-1659-4749
  • Smitha Mohan P.V Professor, Department of Shalyatantra, P.N.N.M Ayurveda Medical College, Cheruthuruthy, Kerala http://orcid.org/0009-0009-7431-2799
  • Athulya A Assistant Professor, Department of Shalyatantra, P.N.N.M. Ayurveda Medical College, Cheruthuruthy, Kerala, India http://orcid.org/0009-0002-2960-1304
Keywords: Ayurveda, Khsara karma, Rhinosporidiosis, Rubber band ligation

Abstract

Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous infectious disease caused by the fungus Rhinosporidium seeberi. It primarily affects the mucosal membranes of the nose, nasopharynx, conjunctiva and urethra. This pathogen is prevalent in tropical and subtropical regions, often spreading through aquatic exposure. Even after surgical removal, it can recur. A 65-year-old male patient presented to OPD with complaints of nasal obstruction, occasional epistaxis, loss of sense of smell and painful mass in the left nostril, which had been gradually protruding for 8 months. On the basis of history and clinical examinations the case was diagnosed as Rhinosporidiosis.  The patient was treated with rubber band ligation for 3 days and later with pratisaraneeya kshara (apamarga) after the mass fell off after necrosis. Patient got relief from the blocked nose.Hence a comprehensive approach was taken here to prevent the recurrence

Published
2023-12-24
How to Cite
F, S., P.V, S., & A, A. (2023, December 24). Ayurveda Management of Rhinosporidiosis - A Rare Case Report and Review of literature. International Journal of AYUSH Case Reports, 7(4), 494-499. Retrieved from https://ijacare.in/index.php/ijacare/article/view/512