Laryngitis

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Background

  • a common and self-limited inflammatory condition lasting less than three weeks,
  • usually associated with either an upper respiratory tract infection or acute vocal strain

Causative Agents

Clinical Features

  • Hoarseness resulting from an upper respiratory tract infection
  • Often associated with rhinorrhea, cough, and mild sore throat

Differential Diagnosis

  • Acute vocal strain (e.g. screaming or protracted coughing)

Workup

  • Clinical diagnosis

Management

  • Self-limited

Disposition

  • Home

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