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Diagnosis and management of chronic laryngitis associated with reflux

  • David G. Hanson
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    Requests for reprints should be addressed to David G. Hanson, MD, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School, 303 East Chicago Avenue, Searle 12-580, Chicago, Illinois 60610
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    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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  • Jack J. Jiang
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    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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      Abstract

      Chronic laryngitis symptoms are commonly seen in otherwise healthy people. This article reviews recent progress in our understanding and effective treatment of chronic laryngitis. Clinical experience and prospective treatment and outcome studies have demonstrated objective evidence of the efficacy of treating patients with chronic laryngitis symptoms with nocturnal antireflux precautions and acid-suppressing medications. The role of pH testing and most common errors in treatment are reviewed.
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