Laryngitis is an infection or inflammation of the larynx. The cause 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.
See also: candida laryngitis, ulcerative laryngitis, laryngitis sicca, nonorganic voice disorder, and laryngopharynx acid reflux disease (LPRD).
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.