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Rhinoscleroma in a 5-year-old Portuguese Child

Simão, Inês MD*; Gaspar, Iuri MD; Faustino, Rosário MD; Brito, Maria João Rocha MD*

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: July 2014 - Volume 33 - Issue 7 - p 774–775
doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000263
Brief Reports

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: isvs1@sapo.pt

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.