ICD-11 1F56 — Rhinosporidiosis
Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic, usually painless localised infection of the mucous membranes. Formerly believed to be a fungus, the causative agent, Rhinosporidium seeberi, has also never been cultured. With 18S r DNA sequencing, this organism has been shown to be a protistan parasite. Rhinosporidiosis occurs worldwide, and the greatest numbers of cases are found in southern India and Sri Lanka.
The diagnosis includes nothing.
The diagnosis excludes nothing.
It has no clarifying diagnoses.