Histoplasmosis Presenting as a Hypopharyngeal Mass in an Immune Compromised Host Article

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Cited authors

  • Ray, Arnab; Gahunia, Mona K.


  • Histoplasmosis is a common infection in endemic areas among patients with a compromised immune system. Disseminated infection frequently involves the gastrointestinal system, but esophageal involvement with symptoms is rare. We present a case of an immune compromised patient presenting with dysphagia and odynophagia secondary to esophageal histoplasmosis. We discuss the clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, diagnostic approaches, and available treatments.


Publication date

  • 2010

Published in


International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-4208

Start page

  • 41

End page

  • 46


  • 34


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