Inflammation of the mucosa of the larynx
The most common cause is viral upper respiratory infection
Peaks parallel epidemics of individual viruses
Most common during late fall, winter, ...
Feeling of throat rawness
Constant urge to clear the throat
Stridor can mean obstruction of the laryngeal or tracheal parts of the airway, particularly in children
Highly contagious requiring isolation
Signs of epiglottitis, respiratory distress, neck trauma, or anaphylaxis
Most acute laryngitis is of viral origin
Antibiotics likely with no benefit
Consider life-threatening causes of altered phonation such as epiglottitis
Laryngitis not associated with u...
Behrman RE, Kliegman R, Jenson H, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 18th ed. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders; 2007.
Dworkin JP. Laryngitis: Types, causes, and treatments. Otola...
464.00 Acute laryngitis without mention of obstruction
464.01 Acute laryngitis with obstruction
476.0 Chronic laryngitis
034.0 Streptococcal sore throat
464.0 Acute laryngitis
J04.0 Acute la...
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