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.

Current as of: April 15, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Donald R. Mintz MD - Otolaryngology

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