Acute Laryngitis Questions & Answers

Updated: Oct 19, 2018
  • Author: Rahul K Shah, MD, FACS, FAAP; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is acute laryngitis?

What is chronic laryngitis?

What is the role of vocal abuse in the etiology of acute laryngitis?

What is the role of lab studies in the workup of acute laryngitis?

How is acute laryngitis managed?

What is the pathophysiology of acute laryngitis?

What is the prevalence of acute laryngitis?

What is the mortality and morbidity of acute laryngitis?

What are the age-related predilections of acute laryngitis?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of acute laryngitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of acute laryngitis?

What are causes of acute laryngitis?

What is the role of herpes simplex virus in the etiology of acute laryngitis?

DDX

How is acute laryngitis differentiated from psychogenic dysphonia?

What are the differential diagnoses for Acute Laryngitis?

Workup

Which lab studies are performed in the workup of acute laryngitis?

What is the role of imaging studies in the evaluation of acute laryngitis?

Treatment

Which measures can lessen the intensity of laryngitis?

How do infections affect the severity of acute laryngitis?

What is the role of penicillin V in the treatment of acute laryngitis?

What is the efficacy of antibiotic therapy in the treatment of acute laryngitis?

How does the treatment for GERD affect acute laryngitis?

What is the role of dietary modification in the treatment of acute laryngitis?

What is the role of activity modifications in the treatment of acute laryngitis?

Medications

What are the goals of drug treatment for acute laryngitis?

Which medications in the drug class Proton pump inhibitors are used in the treatment of Acute Laryngitis?

Follow-up

When is consultation with an otolaryngologist indicated in the management of acute laryngitis?

Which medications are used in the treatment of acute laryngitis?

What is the prognosis of acute laryngitis?

Where can patients get more education on acute laryngitis?