Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Laryngitis Evaluation

The evaluation of laryngitis begins with a history and physical exam. Usually, the physical exam is normal.

Physical findings in someone with laryngitis may include:

The diagnosis of laryngitis can usually be made without testing.

Tests that may be used to evaluate laryngitis include:
  • Throat culture
  • Laryngoscopy:
    • A thin, flexible scope is used to examine the larynx

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Last Updated: Dec 17, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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