Larynx, hypopharynx & trachea

Inflammatory / infectious lesions

Chronic (nonspecific) laryngitis

Topic Completed: 1 November 2013

Minor changes: 2 March 2021

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PubMed Search: Chronic laryngitis [title]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Chronic (nonspecific) laryngitis. website. Accessed December 8th, 2021.
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
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