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VELEZ, Alejandro; SALAZAR, Gloria I and MONSALVE, Patricia. Ocular Rhinosporidiosis. Report of three cases and review of scientific literature. Infect. [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.3, pp. 202-204. ISSN 0123-9392.
Ocular rhinosporidiosis is a very rare disease, caused by the parasite Rhinosporidium seeberi, which affects different organs including the conjunctiva. Because of its rarity is often underdiagnosed by ophthalmologists and pathologists. We present three cases that fulfilled the histological criteria of the disease and reviewed its clinical and pathological characteristics.
Keywords : Rhinosporidiosis; conjunctiva; Rhinosporidium; case reports.