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.
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Patel, S., Jaworek, A. J., Patel, V., Duckworth, L. V., Sawhney, R., & Chheda, N. N. (2014). Laryngeal actinomycosis in an immunocompromised patient. Journal Of Voice: Official Journal Of The Voice Foundation, 28(6), 838-840. doi:10.1016/j.jvoice.2014.02.011
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