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Laryngitis

Location of larynx, vocal cords, and trachea in throat, with details of healthy vocal cords and inflamed vocal cords.

Laryngitis is the inflammation of the larynx, also called the voice box. The larynx is in the throat just above the trachea (sometimes also called the windpipe). When the vocal cords of the larynx become inflamed, the voice may get raspy, hoarse, or lower in pitch.

Current as of: December 2, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Donald R. Mintz MD - Otolaryngology