Larynx and hypopharynx
Inflammatory / infectious lesions

Topic Completed: 1 November 2013

Minor changes: 30 September 2019

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PubMed Search: Histoplasmosis larynx

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Histoplasmosis. website. Accessed May 26th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Common cause of fungal laryngitis in US (also blastomycosis)
  • Early lesions are in vocal cords and epiglottis
  • Granulomatous lesion involving anterior larynx is likely to be histoplasmosis
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Fig 1: endoscopy; fig2: sheets of eosinophilic histiocytes; fig3: histiocytic intracellular inclusions with peripheral halos; fig 4: yeast forms; fig 5: PAS; fig 6: GMS

Differential diagnosis
  • Laryngeal carcinoma (clinically)
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