Fungal nasopharyngitis masquerading as nasopharyngeal mass in an immunocompetent patient: a case report

P. Karthikeyan, Nikhil Sivanand, Neelima Vijayan, Vishnu Kumar, Nanditha Srinivasa, Vignesh Raghavan


Isolated nasopharyngeal candidiasis in an immunocompetent host, has not been reported in literature. This is a case of a 48 year old lady with no comorbidities who presented with a mass in the nasopharynx mimicking nasopharyngeal malignancy. Endoscopic debridement and biopsy revealed necrotic tissue with fungal ball composed of filamentous hyphae suggestive of aspergillus and budding yeast form of Candida. A diagnosis of fungal nasopharyngitis was made and started on antifungal therapy for 6 weeks following which patient is relieved of symptoms.


Nasopharyngeal, Candidiasis, Endoscopic debridement, Fluconazole

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