Journal of Medical Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29--31

An unusual cause of hoarseness of voice in an immunocompetent individual


Soumen Chatterjee1, Nandita Pal2, Sukanta Chakraborty3, Bhuban Majhi4 
1 Department of ENT, Lalbagh SD Hospital, Murshidabad, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Pathology, ICARE Institute of Medical Sciences and Research and Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy Hospital, Haldia, West Bengal, India
4 Department of Cardiology, Institute of Cardio Vascular Sciences, IPGME&R and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Nandita Pal
Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital, Kamarhati, Kolkata - 700 058, West Bengal
India

A 43-year-old female patient presented with the complaints of progressive hoarseness of voice for 6 months. There was no apparent evidence of immunodeficiency, abuse of voice, systemic infection, or trauma. Fiberoptic laryngoscopy revealed whitish plaques mimicking leukoplakia that involved both the vocal cords. Investigations ruled out malignancy and confirmed primary vocal cord aspergillosis. The lesions responded dramatically to oral antifungal drugs. High index of suspicion and micropathological awareness regarding such an entity are of utmost importance since the management depends on accurate diagnosis and timely introduction of proper antifungal therapy.


How to cite this article:
Chatterjee S, Pal N, Chakraborty S, Majhi B. An unusual cause of hoarseness of voice in an immunocompetent individual.J Med Sci 2017;37:29-31


How to cite this URL:
Chatterjee S, Pal N, Chakraborty S, Majhi B. An unusual cause of hoarseness of voice in an immunocompetent individual. J Med Sci [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Oct 1 ];37:29-31
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