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Acute infectious laryngitis: A case series

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September 27, 2018
by Aaron J. Jaworek, MD; Kranthi Earasi, MD; Karen M. Lyons, MD; Srihari Daggumati, BS; Amanda Hu, MD, FRCSC; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS


Although acute laryngitis is common, it is often managed by primary physicians. Therefore, video images documenting its signs are scarce. This series includes 7 professional voice users who previously had undergone baseline strobovideolaryngscopy (SVL) during routine examinations or during evaluations for other complaints and who returned with acute laryngitis. Sequential SVL showed not only the expected erythema, edema, cough, and dysphonia, but also new masses in 5 of the 7 subjects. All the signs returned to baseline. This series is reported to highlight the reversible structural changes that can be expected in patients with acute laryngitis and the value of conservative management.

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