Title

Laryngeal Actinomycosis in an Immunocompromised Patient.

Publication/Presentation Date

11-1-2014

Abstract

Actinomycosis of the larynx represents an unusual presentation for a common bacterium comprising the oral and oropharyngeal florae. There are few cases reported in the literature of laryngeal actinomycosis occurring primarily in the immunocompromised population. Here, we present a case in a 74-year-old man that occurred in the setting of neutropenia as a result of chemotherapy. Once the diagnosis was made with biopsy of the larynx, the infection was resolved after a prolonged course of penicillin-based therapy.

Volume

28

Issue

6

First Page

838

Last Page

840

ISSN

1873-4588

Disciplines

Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

24930374

Peer Reviewed for front end display

Peer-Reviewed

Department(s)

Department of Surgery

Document Type

Article