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Rare case of disseminated rhinosporidiosis with chronic osteomyelitis of the calcaneum treated by a simple technique of negative pressure wound therapy
  1. Jayakrishnan Kelamangalathu Narayana Kurup1,
  2. Ravitheja Singasani1,
  3. Simanchal P Mohanty2
  1. 1Department of Orthopaedics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India
  2. 2Department of Orthopaedics, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jayakrishnan Kelamangalathu Narayana Kurup, jkdoctorjk{at}, jkdoctorjk{at}


Occurrence of nasal, cutaneous and disseminated rhinosporidiosis in the same patient is uncommon and involvement of calcaneum is rare. Rhinosporidial osteomyelitis is treated surgically, but multiple recurrences and local spread are common. Many a times, surgical ablation or amputation of the involved area of the limb is carried out to prevent recurrences. We present a case of rhinosporidial osteomyelitis of the calcaneum with a chronic discharging sinus and large lytic lesion in the calcaneum treated by an alternative surgical option in the form of debridement and negative pressure wound therapy.

  • infections
  • bone and joint infections
  • wound care

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  • Contributors JKN has done the data collection, preparation of manuscript and editing. RS has done the data collection. SPM was involved in the preparation, proof reading and final editing of the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.