An infection or inflammation of the larynx. The cause of laryngitis can be viral, bacterial, or fungal (candida). Or it can result from acid reflux, cancer radiation therapy, surgery (as temporary post-operative inflammation), or an auto-immune disorder.
Chronic Bacterial Laryngitis
Chronic bacterial laryngitis is a laryngologic problem looking for a more definitive solution. Seen in persons who have undergone radiotherapy or who have an immune defect. The laryngitis can often be improved with antibiotics, but often recurs when antibiotics are discontinued. Sometimes chronic antibiotic administration is needed. Or, laryngeal irrigations.