Published: 2020-02-24

Rhinoscleroma with laryngotracheal involvement: a case report

Saroo Singh, Ankur Gupta, Nishi Sharma


Rhinoscleroma is a chronic, slowly progressive, granulomatous inflammatory disease of the upper respiratory tract. It is more common in developing countries and rural areas and endemic in Asia, Africa and South and Latin America. We report a case of rhinoscleroma in a young male presented to our Outpatient Department with complaint of hoarseness since one and half years. He had history of dyspnoea on exertion. Patient also had history of bilateral nasal discharge and obstruction. A nasal specimen was taken for histological diagnosis which confirmed rhinoscleroma. Patient was put on medical management and was assessed weekly for improvement by nasal endoscopy and laryngeal examination for one year. A high degree of suspicion is required by clinician to diagnose the disease and prompt treatment should be given to avoid the progression of disease and complications. Patient requires long term follow up for proper management.


Rhinoscleroma, Hebra nose, Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis, Mikulicz cells, Larynx, Trachea

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