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What is Laryngitis?
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What is laryngitis?

Laryngitis is an inflammation of the larynx (or voice box) and usually produces an inability to talk, with a hoarseness in the voice.

The larynx is the entry to the trachea (windpipe) which joins the back of the throat (pharynx) to the trachea.

The larynx is made up of muscle and cartilage tissue and it also has 2-3 membranes across it - the vocal chords - which are responsible for your voice. Any and all of these membranes can become inflamed during a bout of laryngitis.

Most cases of laryngitis are not serious and will resolve quickly, although some cases are serious and require medical attention.

Laryngitis is either:


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  Last reviewed: 10 November 2007 || Last updated: 3 January 2009


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