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December 1941


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Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;34(6):1171-1174. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660041265012

Mycotic infections of the lungs are more frequently diagnosed in our modern hospitals than are like infections of the throat. Yet it cannot be true that the one region is affected more frequently than the other. During the past ten years I have twice encountered conditions proved to be angina which resulted from fungous infection, and during that period internists working among the same group of patients have recognized each from 2 to 6 cases of pulmonary infection. In an advanced stage mycotic infections are manifested as granulomas and must be differentiated from syphilis and tuberculosis of the upper air passages and mouth. Gill1 read before the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology a comprehensive thesis on mycotic infections of the respiratory tract which should arouse interest in this subject.

Bacteriologists2 have studied yeastlike fungi and attempted to classify those capable of producing lesions in man. The ulcerations of late