Larynx, hypopharynx & trachea

Inflammatory / infectious lesions

Histoplasmosis



Topic Completed: 1 November 2013

Minor changes: 3 March 2021

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PubMed Search: Histoplasmosis larynx

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Histoplasmosis. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/larynxhistoplasmosis.html. Accessed December 8th, 2021.
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
Differential diagnosis
  • Laryngeal carcinoma (clinically)
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