Vol - 25, Issue - 2
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International Medical Journal
Journal ID : IMJ-12-02-2020-238
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Abstract : Chronic laryngitis caused by fungal infection is rare. In immunocompromised patients such as severe diabetes mellitus, patients on long term steroid therapy and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection; systemic fungal infections are well known. Candidiasis of the esophagus and larynx are well reported worldwide but very few reports on primary infection of the larynx by dermatophytes genus of Trichophyton. Fungal laryngitis can mimic the presentation of malignancy or tuberculosis of the larynx. In this case report, we described an HIV patient who presented with chronic odynophagia in which the laryngoscopic examination revealed a fungating mass. Tissue biopsy taken and histology showed no malignancy but mycology study successfully cultured Trichophyton violaceum. He responded well to intravenous fluconazole treatment and recovered fully

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