Figure 1(a). Mild acute laryngitis at rest.
Figure 1(b). Mild acute laryngitis upon phonation.
Figure 2(a). The more severe form of acute laryngitis.
Figure 2(b). Visible subglottic inflammation with adherent phlegm.
Acute laryngitis is usually caused by viral infection. Patient present with hoarseness or even aphonia preceded by systemic infective symptoms. Figure 1(a & b) show mildly inflamed supraglottic mucosa in early and uncomplicated acute laryngitis. Figure 2(a) shows thick mucous on the vocal folds and generalized mucosal inflammation involving all regions of the larynx while figure 2(b) shows visible inflammation of anterior subglottis with adherent phlegm. Treatment is symptomatic with adequate voice rest.
Figure shows laryngeal endoscopic appearance of an adult with acute epiglottitis.
The epiglottis appeared swollen and inflamed wih thick fibrin formed
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