2011
DOI: 10.1590/s0037-86822011000100007
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Oropharyngeal histoplasmosis: report of eleven cases and review of the literature

Abstract: INTRODUCTION: Histoplasmosis is a systemic mycosis endemic in Brazil, especially in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, where Histoplasma capsulatum was isolated from the soil. H. capsulatum may compromise unusual areas, including the oropharynx, particularly in patients presenting disseminated histoplasmosis; which is associated with a state of immunosuppression, such as AIDS. METHODS: During database analysis of a total of 265 cases of histoplasmosis, the medical records of 11 patients with histological or micro… Show more

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“…Therefore, it appears crucial for clinicians to be aware that an oropharyngeal or laryngeal presentation of histoplasmosis may be the only apparent clinical sign of dissemination [10]. Patients suffer from hoarseness and dysphagia caused by indurated, ulcerated lesions mimicking cancer [11]. In addition, a differential diagnostic consideration should include tuberculosis, other fungal diseases, such as coccidioidomycosis and blastomycosis, and viral infection, such as coxsackievirus or herpes virus infection.…”
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confidence: 99%
“…Therefore, it appears crucial for clinicians to be aware that an oropharyngeal or laryngeal presentation of histoplasmosis may be the only apparent clinical sign of dissemination [10]. Patients suffer from hoarseness and dysphagia caused by indurated, ulcerated lesions mimicking cancer [11]. In addition, a differential diagnostic consideration should include tuberculosis, other fungal diseases, such as coccidioidomycosis and blastomycosis, and viral infection, such as coxsackievirus or herpes virus infection.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Oropharyngeal involvement is seen in 30-40% of cases of PDH and most commonly involves buccal mucosa (54.8%) followed by tongue and palate (6). Involvement of pharynx and larynx is rare.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…There are sporadic reports of patients with histoplasmosis that have been misdiagnosed as having head and neck cancer, ( 2 , 12 ) primary lung cancer, ( 13 - 15 ) or lymphoma. ( 16 , 17 ) In such cases, the cytological examination of the pleural fluid can suggest neoplasia, because giant cells in which H. capsulatum is present could be mistaken for malignant lymphoblasts.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%