An Unusual Cause of Laryngotracheobronchitis

We present a case of pseudomembranous cryptococcal laryngotracheobronchitis in an 80-year-old woman with a history of intractable cough with production of long sputum strings and severe dysphonia. Her main risk factor was considered to be the use of high-dose inhaled fluticasone, given for severe mixed asthma/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This is an unusual presentation of pulmonary cryptococcal disease, which commonly presents as parenchymal disease. We also present a review of the published case reports of endobronchial and laryngeal cryptococcal disease.
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