bacterial laryngitis

bacterial laryngitis

a form of laryngitis caused by a bacterial infection and usually associated with rhinosinusitis or laryngotracheal bronchitis. Signs of a bacterial infection are a cough and purulent rhinorrhea. The infection is treated with any of several antibiotics. See also laryngitis.
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Hoarseness of voice usually arouses a suspicion of upper respiratory tract infection including viral or bacterial laryngitis, vocal cord nodule, premalignant or malignant association, underlying systemic disease, or neuromuscular and psychiatric etiologies.
Acute bacterial laryngitis may involve the vocal folds or extend to the trachea or supraglottic structures.
Fungal laryngitis is much less common than viral or bacterial laryngitis and usually is associated with immunocompromise.
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