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July 1929

HERPES LARYNGIS

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Outpatient Department of the Sydenham Hospital.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1929;10(1):16-20. doi:10.1001/archotol.1929.00620040026002
Abstract

Herpes laryngis is a rare disease. It was first described as an entity by Beregszaszy1 in 1879. In 1895, Brindell2 collected reports of sixteen cases and added three of his own. Sacher,3 reviewing the subject in 1903, could collect reports of only twenty-one cases and added two of his own. The last important contribution was by Woirin,4 who in 1920 collected reports of twenty-six cases from all the literature, and discussed the subject in a comprehensive manner.

Because of the rarity of this disease and still more because of no sustained description of it in the English language, I shall review the subject as fully as is feasible in an article of this type.

REPORT OF CASE

History.—L. L., a truck driver, aged 29, single, came to the clinic on Oct. 22, 1928; he said that two days before, he went to work as

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