Case Study: February 2009

A 25 year old African male presents with a mass on the conjunctiva.

Histology of the conjunctiva is shown.


1. What is the diagnosis?
2. How is this infection thought to be acquired?
3. Which other sited are affected by this agent?

Click to show answers

1. Rhinosporidiosis seeberi infection of the conjunctiva

2 and 3. See the first ever case of the month on the website (August 2006)