By the term "recurrent laryngitis" I have designated a common form of chronic catarrhal inflammation of the larynx, which, because of its clinical history, etiology, and treatment, merits special attention. This is not a distinct affection, and what I have to say of it is not entirely new; but many facts regarding it have been so generally overlooked by authors that I feel confident they will be of interest to this Society. The affection is characterized by frequent recurrence of irritation of the larynx, with hacking or hemming cough, and more or less complete aphonia; interspersed with longer or shorter periods of perfect health, or of such slight impairment that the function of the larynx is perfectly performed formed for all ordinary use of the voice.
The affection is usually associated with chronic pharyngitis, and in a large majority of cases with considerable obstruction of the nares, which I believe
INGALS EF. RECURRENT LARYNGITIS AND OBSTRUCTION OF THE NARES, OR ORDINARY CATARRH. JAMA. 1885;V(23):617–621. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391220001001
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