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BOOK REVIEW
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 375
 

Rhinosporidiosis in Humans and Animals and Rhnosporidium Seeberi


Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry-605 006, India

Date of Web Publication8-Aug-2012

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Sujatha S. Rhinosporidiosis in Humans and Animals and Rhnosporidium Seeberi. Indian J Med Microbiol 2012;30:375

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Sujatha S. Rhinosporidiosis in Humans and Animals and Rhnosporidium Seeberi. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 Aug 23];30:375. Available from: http://www.ijmm.org/text.asp?2012/30/3/375/99515



SN Arseculeratne and DN Atapatttu

Published in Sri Lanka

ISBN 978-955-589-157-5


Rhinosporidiosis with defined geographic distribution continues to be reported from several parts of the country. Southern parts of India and Sri Lanka have reported the largest number of cases. Knowledge of the disease in its entirety was limited to case reports and single chapters in text books. This gap has been addressed in this book entitled "Rhinosporidiosis in humans and animals and Rhnosporidium seeberi" by SN Arseculeratne and DN Atapatttu. It is an exhaustive book more on the lines of monogram compiling information on human and animal rhinosporidiosis. The book begins with a foreword by the former editor in chief of Mycopathologia followed by an interesting preface by the authors, where they explain the fine distinction between the terms "emerging infectious disease" as opposed to "emerging infective disease". The preface also gives a detailed explanation of the different terms used throughout the text.

The book has been divided into well-defined sections on the disease in humans, followed by a section on the disease in animals, and finally a section devoted to the organism itself. Detailed epidemiology with data on prevalence and a table listing important demographic reports gives an insight to the cases reported from across the globe, and what is interesting is the ethnicity of the cases. Pathology and diagnostic modalities add to the essential information on human rhinosporidiosis. The section on treatment and immunology has been very well researched and written. Clinical details including preventive and interventional management have been described in detail. This chapter will be found useful by clinicians.

Nomenclature, taxonomy, and biology of Rhinosporidium seeberi has been dealt in great detail in the concluding chapters. All chapters have been supported by large number of case references. This would help the readers to refer to the original cases for details.

The illustrations at the end of the book are excellent, although, it would have been better to have the illustrations in each section with the legends below to highlight the key issues in each chapter. In an extremely detailed book such as this, repetitions are bound to occur which is true for this monograph as well, especially in the section on epidemiology. One error, which struck me, was the location of Pondicherry, which was referred to as being in the southwest of India, whereas, it is on the south-east coast. Wealth of information provided in this monograph will be a boon to scientists interested in pursuing research on this fascinating disease and organism.




 

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