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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 64-66

Histoplasmosis of the larynx


1 Department of Otolaryngology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
2 Department of Surgery, University of Southern Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, USA
3 Department of Otolaryngology, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Correspondence Address:
John M Carter
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2230-9748.132059

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Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum. Disseminated histoplasmosis rarely presents in the larynx and may mimic the appearance of a laryngeal neoplasm. Here, we present a case of laryngeal histoplasmosis in an elderly patient undergoing treatment for rheumatoid arthritis with immunosuppressive medications.


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