Primary Histoplasmosis of Vocal Cord in an Immunocompetent Elderly Man- A case Report with Literature Review

Authors

  • Shah Khaled Habib Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College
  • Shamsul Arefin Patwary Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College
  • Mohammad Ahik Imran Khan Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College
  • Md Titu Miah Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College
  • Ratan Das Gupta Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College
  • Ham Nazmul Ahasan Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v13i1.10080

Keywords:

Histoplasmosis, larynx/vocal cord, immunocompetent, Bangladesh

Abstract

Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection primarily acquired through inhalation, and is rarely encountered outside endemic areas. In non-endemic areas, histoplasmosis poses a diagnostic challenge, especially since the presenting lesions can mimic carcinoma and other chronic infections including tuberculosis. We report an unusual case of isolated vocal cord histoplasmosis in a 60 year old immunocompetent man from Bangladesh presenting with hoarseness of voice.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jom.v13i1.10080

JOM 2012; 13(1): 77-81

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Habib, S. K., Patwary, S. A., Imran Khan, M. A., Miah, M. T., Gupta, R. D., & Ahasan, H. N. (2012). Primary Histoplasmosis of Vocal Cord in an Immunocompetent Elderly Man- A case Report with Literature Review. Journal of Medicine, 13(1), 77–81. https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v13i1.10080

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Case Reports