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Laryngitis

Inflamed vocal cords in laryngitis

Laryngitis is the inflammation of the larynx, also called the voice box. The larynx is in the throat just above the windpipe. When the vocal cords of the larynx become inflamed, the voice may get raspy, hoarse, or lower in pitch.

By Healthwise Staff
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Donald R. Mintz, MD - Otolaryngology
Last Revised October 9, 2012

Last Revised: October 9, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Donald R. Mintz, MD - Otolaryngology

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