A 52 year old Swiss presented with a sore throat and progressive hoarseness. The histology showed a granulomatous inflammation of the epiglottis. Microbiology revealed dimorphic fungi in the sputum which were identified as Histoplasma sp. The histoplasma antigen was positive in urine and serum. Antimycotic therapy with itraconazol p.o. was started and switched to Amphotericin B i. v. due to clinical deterioration. Adrenal insufficiency should be considered in any patient with disseminated histoplasmosis since both the infection as well as the antimycotic treatment may cause Morbus Addison. An alternative therapy for the disseminated histoplasmosis is voriconazol. The investigation of the travel history is an important point.