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Is acute laryngitis serious?

Most cases of acute laryngitis are not serious and will resolve on their own within about two weeks. However, persistent or severe laryngitis may indicate an underlying condition that needs to be addressed, like bronchitis. Gastroesophageal reflux disease, throat cancer, excessive alcohol consumption, and bulimia can all cause more serious cases of chronic laryngitis. In children, severe laryngitis symptoms may indicate croup. Croup can be accompanied by a high fever and often requires medical treatment. Again, acute laryngitis is usually not serious, but it can sometimes progress into more serious conditions.
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