Cite this page: Pernick, N. Chronic (nonspecific) laryngitis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/larynxchroniclaryngitis.html. Accessed August 19th, 2018.
Definition / general
- Commonly due to upper respiratory tract infection, overuse of voice, heavy exposure to tobacco smoke or alcohol
- CMV laryngitis and probable lymphoma in AIDS patient (Arch Pathol Lab Med 1992;116:539)
Microscopic (histologic) description
- Lymphocytic infiltrate with variable plasma cells and histiocytes
- Variable epithelial hyperplasia