Rhinoscleroma - A Clinical Mimicker of Malignancy: A Case Report
- *Corresponding Author:
- Santosh T
Department of Pathology and Lab medicine
AIIMS, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 11, 2015 Accepted Date: August 17, 2015 Published Date: August 19, 2015
Citation: Santosh T, Manoj Kumar P, Atanu Kumar B, Jayanti N (2015) Rhinoscleroma - A Clinical Mimicker of Malignancy: A Case Report. J Cytol Histol 6:365. doi:10.4172/2157-7099.1000365
Copyright: © 2015 Santosh T, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Rhinoscleroma (Scrofulous lupus, scleroma) is an infectious disease caused by a Gram negative bacillus Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis. This is a chronic granulomatous disease which commonly involves the nose and upper respiratory tract, but can involve the oral cavity and soft tissues of the lips. The present case was reported as the presentation was with a mass lesion in the right upper lip and philtrum causing nasal obstruction in a 30 year old man. The lesion clinically simulated a malignant lesion. The histopathological examination revealed granulation tissue with plasma cells and Mikulicz’s cells.