Rhinoscleroma is a chronic granulomatous infectious disease that is rare in Western Europe. We report the case of a 5-year-old Portuguese boy diagnosed with rhinoscleroma in the context of recurrent epistaxis. He had a 6-month course of antibiotic (amoxicillin plus clavulanate) therapy with full recovery.
From the *Infectious Disease Unit, Department of Pediatrics H. Dona Estefânia, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central, Lisbon; and †Otorhinolaryngology Department, Hospital Distrital de Santarém, Santarém, Portugal
Accepted for publication December 23, 2013.
The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.
Address for correspondence: Inês Simão, MD, Infectious Disease Unit -Department of Pediatrics H. Dona Estefânia, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central, Lisbon, Portugal. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org