Larynx and hypopharynx
Inflammatory / infectious lesions
Chronic (nonspecific) laryngitis

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 16 March 2018, last major update November 2013

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PubMed Search: Chronic laryngitis [title]

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Chronic (nonspecific) laryngitis. website. Accessed November 17th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Commonly due to upper respiratory tract infection, overuse of voice, heavy exposure to tobacco smoke or alcohol
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Lymphocytic infiltrate with variable plasma cells and histiocytes
  • Variable epithelial hyperplasia