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IMAGES IN PATHOLOGY
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35-37

Aspergillosis of larynx with involvement of epiglottis in immunocompetent patient, a rare observation


Department of Microbiology, Smt Kashibai Navale Medical College and Hospital, Narhe, Pune, India

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Archana B Wankhade
Department of Microbiology, Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College and Hospital, STES Narhe Campus, Off Pune-Banglore Westerly bypass highway, Narhe Ambegaon, Pune - 411 041, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/2230-9748.94732

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A rare case of aspergillosis of larynx with involvement of epiglottis and subglottic region in immunocompetent patient is described in this study. A 65-year old male was presented with complain of upper airway obstruction, difficulty in swallowing, and hoarseness of voice. Presentation was similar to malignancy. Microbiological diagnosis was made by isolation and identification of Aspergillus fumigatus from the specimen. This diagnosis changed the treatment to antifungal drugs in day-by-day deteriorating patient. Patient responded dramatically to the antifungal therapy. Despite various radiological, histopathological investigations, microbiological reports supported clinicians in early and correct management of the case to prevent the development of serious complications.


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