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June 1973

Deep Mycoses

Author Affiliations

Cincinnati; Portsmouth, Va; Cincinnati
From the Department of Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati (Drs. Hoffarth and Shumrick) and US Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Va (Dr. Joseph).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1973;97(6):475-479. doi:10.1001/archotol.1973.00780010489010

Systemic deep mycoses of the head and neck can be a difficult diagnostic problem. They may present with a picture clinically indistinguishable from carcinoma. The otolaryngologist must, therefore, keep these in mind in his differential diagnosis of masses, granulomas, and ulcerative lesions.

Three cases of deep fungal infections are discussed. A brief consideration of the various types, along with methods of diagnosis and treatment, is included. Amphotericin B, the primary agent used in treatment, is also described.

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