Basic Summary for Laryngitis


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Main name of condition: Laryngitis


What is Laryngitis?
  Brief description of Laryngitis: Inflammation of the larynx (voice box)
  Parent types of Laryngitis: Larynx conditions
  Organs Affected by Laryngitis: larynx
  Types of Laryngitis: Acute laryngitis, Chronic laryngitis, Obstructive laryngitis
What causes Laryngitis?
  Cause of Laryngitis: Usually a viral infection but sometimes other underlying causes
  Causes of Laryngitis: see causes of Laryngitis
  Risk factors for Laryngitis: see risk factors for Laryngitis
What are the symptoms of Laryngitis?
  Duration of Laryngitis: usuaully 10 days to 2 weeks
  Symptoms of Laryngitis: see symptoms of Laryngitis
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Laryngitis: see treatments for Laryngitis
  Prevention of Laryngitis: see prevention of Laryngitis
Society issues for Laryngitis
  Hospitalization statistics for Laryngitis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Laryngitis:
  • 0.006% (795) of hospital consultant episodes were for acute laryngitis and tracheitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 91% of hospital consultant episodes for acute laryngitis and tracheitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for acute laryngitis and tracheitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for acute laryngitis and tracheitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 73% of hospital consultant episodes for acute laryngitis and tracheitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.4 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for acute laryngitis and tracheitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for acute laryngitis and tracheitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 36 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for acute laryngitis and tracheitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42% of hospital consultant episodes for acute laryngitis and tracheitis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9% of hospital consultant episodes for acute laryngitis and tracheitis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9% of hospital consultant episodes for acute laryngitis and tracheitis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.003% (1,616) of hospital bed days were for acute laryngitis and tracheitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.07% (8,982) of hospital consultant episodes were for acute obstructive laryngitis or croup and epiglottitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for acute obstructive laryngitis or croup and epiglottitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 72% of hospital consultant episodes for acute obstructive laryngitis or croup and epiglottitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28% of hospital consultant episodes for acute obstructive laryngitis or croup and epiglottitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for acute obstructive laryngitis or croup and epiglottitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for acute obstructive laryngitis or croup and epiglottitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for acute obstructive laryngitis or croup and epiglottitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for acute obstructive laryngitis or croup and epiglottitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for acute obstructive laryngitis or croup and epiglottitis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for acute obstructive laryngitis or croup and epiglottitis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for acute obstructive laryngitis or croup and epiglottitis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.013% (6,932) of hospital bed days were for acute obstructive laryngitis or croup and epiglottitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.005% (587) of hospital consultant episodes were for chronic laryngitis and laryngotracheitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 99% of hospital consultant episodes for chronic laryngitis and laryngotracheitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for chronic laryngitis and laryngotracheitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital consultant episodes for chronic laryngitis and laryngotracheitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4% of hospital consultant episodes for chronic laryngitis and laryngotracheitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for chronic laryngitis and laryngotracheitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for chronic laryngitis and laryngotracheitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for chronic laryngitis and laryngotracheitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 62% of hospital consultant episodes for chronic laryngitis and laryngotracheitis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9% of hospital consultant episodes for chronic laryngitis and laryngotracheitis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 61% of hospital consultant episodes for chronic laryngitis and laryngotracheitis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.001% (332) of hospital bed days were for chronic laryngitis and laryngotracheitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

Last revision: May 30, 2003

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