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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Anthony Gallo, B.S. [2]

Overview

Acute laryngitis commonly affects children. Women are more commonly affected with laryngitis than men.[1] The incidence of laryngitis in the winter is double that of the summer.[2]

Epidemiology and Demographics

Age

  • Acute laryngitis commonly affects children.
  • The prevalence of laryngitis decreases with age.
  • In 2011, the incidence of laryngitis was estimated to be approximately 6 cases per 100,000 individuals in the United Kingdom.[3]
  • In 2012, approximately 839,000 children (1.4%) reported a voice problem in the 12 months; approximately half of had received a diagnosis, with laryngitis being the most common.[4]

Gender

Women are more commonly affected with laryngitis than men.[1]

Season

The incidence of laryngitis in the winter is double that of the summer.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roy N, Kim J, Courey M, Cohen SM (2016). "Voice disorders in the elderly: A national database study". Laryngoscope. 126 (2): 421–8. doi:10.1002/lary.25511. PMID 26280350.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dworkin JP (2008). "Laryngitis: types, causes, and treatments". Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 41 (2): 419–36, ix. doi:10.1016/j.otc.2007.11.011. PMID 18328379.
  3. Research & Serveillance Centre Annual Report 2011. Royal College of General Practitioners (2011).www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical-and-research/~/media/Files/CIRC/Research-and-Surveillance-Centre/RSC-Annual-Report-2011/Annual%20Report%202011%20Final%20(2)/RSC%20Annual%20Report%202011.ashx
  4. Bhattacharyya N (2015). "The prevalence of pediatric voice and swallowing problems in the United States". Laryngoscope. 125 (3): 746–50. doi:10.1002/lary.24931. PMID 25220824.

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