Emerging Infectious Diseases (2019-09-01)

Cluster of Nasal Rhinosporidiosis, Eastern Province, Rwanda

  • Annie I. Izimukwiye,
  • Djibril Mbarushimana,
  • Marie C. Ndayisaba,
  • Venerand Bigirimana,
  • Belson Rugwizangoga,
  • Alvaro C. Laga

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 25, no. 9
pp. 1727 – 1729


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We report 4 recent cases of nasal rhinosporidiosis in Rwanda. All patients were boys or young men living in the same district (Gatsibo District, Eastern Province), suggesting a reservoir in the area. The recent reemergence of rhinosporidiosis in Rwanda might reflect increased availability of diagnostic services rather than emerging disease.