Laryngitis- A Respiratory Tract disease

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    Perhaps your vocal cords are infected or there could be an inflammation of the larynx, the “voice box” that contains the vocal cords in the upper portion of the neck. If so, then it could be a case of laryngitis triggered probably from straining your voice. The foremost danger is damage to the vocal cords. Overuse of voice can lead to impairment or alteration in voice quality. One has to be cautious of Respiratory Tract Infections wherein infection when caused by bacteria like streptococcus is known to spread from larynx – upper respiratory tract to lower down leading to severe diseases like pneumonia. It could also lead to Laryngeal cancer as the prolonged hoarseness in patients with chronic laryngitis has to be intervened in order to rule out cancerous pathology.
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