Laryngitis is the inflammation of the larynx, also called the voice box. The larynx is in the throat just above the windpipe. When the vocal cords of the larynx become inflamed, the voice may get raspy, hoarse, or lower in pitch.
Current as of: July 28, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Donald R. Mintz, MD, FRCSC - Otolaryngology
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Donald R. Mintz, MD, FRCSC - Otolaryngology