Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Dec 14, 2020
  • Author: Eloise M Harman, MD; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Due to its nonspecific clinical manifestations, recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) is easily mistaken for asthma, acute laryngitis, upper respiratory infection, or bronchitis. [18]

Other conditions to consider in the diagnosis of RRP include the following:

  • Benign lung, laryngeal, or tracheal tumors

  • Laryngeal infection

  • Malignant laryngeal or tracheal tumors

  • Squamous cell lung cancer

Differential Diagnoses