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What causes laryngitis?

There are two types of laryngitis - acute and chronic. Acute laryngitis is typically caused by a viral infection. Laryngitis that persists beyond 2-3 weeks is classified as chronic and is commonly caused by irritants, such as stomach acid or smoke.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 06 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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