Cryptococcal laryngitis

Case report and review of the literature

Hassan F. Nadrous, Jean E. Lewis, Jay H Ryu, Alain N. Sabri

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Abstract

Infections caused by Cryptococcus neoformans may range from an asymptomatic illness to lethal systemic disease, especially in immunocompromised hosts. Although cryptococcal infection most commonly involves the lungs or the central nervous system, it can disseminate to virtually any organ. Laryngeal cryptococcal infections are extremely rare - only 5 cases have been reported in the literature. Herein, we describe cryptococcal laryngitis occurring in a 55-year-old man with asthma and allergic fungal sinusitis. He presented with hoarseness and cough. He was treated with itraconazole followed by fluconazole therapy with complete recovery from his laryngeal infection. The patient was disease-free when last seen 10 months after the diagnosis. We present a summary of all reported cases of cryptococcal laryngitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-123
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
Volume113
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2004

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Laryngitis
Infection
Hoarseness
Cryptococcus neoformans
Itraconazole
Fluconazole
Sinusitis
Immunocompromised Host
Cough
Asthma
Central Nervous System
Lung

Keywords

  • Cryptococcus neoformans
  • Laryngitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Cryptococcal laryngitis : Case report and review of the literature. / Nadrous, Hassan F.; Lewis, Jean E.; Ryu, Jay H; Sabri, Alain N.

In: Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, Vol. 113, No. 2, 02.2004, p. 121-123.

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Nadrous, Hassan F. ; Lewis, Jean E. ; Ryu, Jay H ; Sabri, Alain N. / Cryptococcal laryngitis : Case report and review of the literature. In: Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology. 2004 ; Vol. 113, No. 2. pp. 121-123.
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