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How common is acute laryngitis?

Because acute laryngitis can result from a range of underlying causes, it is a fairly common condition. In most cases, acute laryngitis results from a respiratory infection, such as the common cold, and is relatively benign. Less common severe or chronic laryngitis may be the result of excessive alcohol consumption, bulimia, or throat cancer and should be addressed by a medical professional.

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What is acute laryngitis?
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