Ear Nose Throat J. 2006 May;85(5):304.
FIRST PARAGRAPH: Both infectious and inflammatory conditions can result in laryngitis, which is divided into acute and chronic forms. Some conditions are more frequent in adults, while others are more common in children. Laryngitis (‘croup,’ epiglottitis, and laryngotracheobronchitis) has many causes, including viral, bacterial, mycotic, or mycobacterial infections, trauma, neoplasms, vascular compromise during surgery, iatrogenic injury from feeding tubes or tracheostomy tubes, foreign-body impaction, and radiation therapy. A number of etiologies may be present synchronously, such that an infection may develop in association with radiation therapy, for example. Therefore, multiple etiologies may need to be addressed.
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