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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-29

Post-COVID primary laryngeal aspergillosis

1 Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Pinnamaneni SIMS and RF, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of ENT, Dr. Pinnamaneni SIMS and RF, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Pandiri Jagruthi
Department of ENT, Dr. Pinnamaneni SIMS and RF, Chinnoutpalli, Gannavaram, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/aiao.aiao_4_22

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Ever since the first case reported in 2019, covid 19 has been affecting the health and well-being of people globally. Covid 19 infection, through its post recovery immunocompromised state, has opened a door for many opportunistic infections in the affected patients. Aspergillosis is one such opportunistic infection. Among the multiple species of aspergillus, the most common species causing aspergillosis are A.fumigatus and A.flavus. Like any other fungal infection, in aspergillosis, larynx is involved secondarily as a consequence of advanced stages of lower respiratory tract infection or by hematogenous spread from a primary site. Here we are reporting a case of primary aspergillosis of larynx in a 41-year-old immunocompetent male patient who has been affected with covid 19 infection twice in a span of 9 months and presented with history of hoarseness of voice.

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