Issue N# 4 - 2004
A new case of rhinoscleroma with skin extension
Authors : B. K. Diallo, M. Diallo, A. Kane, Y. Diop, N. D. Niang, S. Touré, A. Tall, I. Ndiaye, J. Dangou, R. Diouf, C. S. Boye, E. M. Diop (Dakar)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2004;125,4:253-255.
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Scleroma is a chronic and specific granulomatous disease of bacterial origin, Klebsialla rhinoscleromatis, a gram-negative bacillus. The majority of cases affect the upper airways, particulary the nose, thus justifying the term of rhinoscleroma. Extension to the palate, the upper lip and the skin is possible. A new case of rhinoscleroma with skin extension is reported. To us, this is the second case in Senegal (Casamance). Epidemiological, clinical, bacteriological and histological aspects of the disease are reviewed. Under suitable antibiotic, evolution is currently favorable.
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