Primary Histoplasmosis of Vocal Cord in an Immunocompetent Elderly Man- A case Report with Literature Review
Keywords:Histoplasmosis, larynx/vocal cord, immunocompetent, Bangladesh
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.
JOM 2012; 13(1): 77-81
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