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Symptoms, diagnosis and causes of laryngeal papillomatosis (child)

Symptoms, diagnosis and causes of laryngeal papillomatosis (child)

Symptoms, diagnosis and causes of laryngeal papillomatosis (child)

Symptoms, diagnosis and causes of laryngeal papillomatosis (child)

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This is a condition in which multiple, warty growths are found in the airway, especially in the larynx. The condition can occur at any age. It most often arises under the age of 4 in children.

Causes

RRP is caused by infection with human papilloma viruses Types 6 or ll. In 60 % of cases the child's mother has a history of genital warts giving rise to the possibility that the infection is acquired during birth.

Signs and Symptoms

Hoarseness is the commonest symptom, particularly if the hoarseness is progressive and not obviously related to shouting or screaming.

Features of upper airway obstruction may also occur. These include shortness of breath, noisy breathing especially breathing in (stridor) and occasionally breathing difficulty at night. Sometimes warts are visible elsewhere both on the skin and in the mouth and throat.

Complications

In the severest cases the condition can be lethal because rapidly recurrent warts block the airway or affect the lungs; fortunately this is very unusual.

Tests

Diagnosis is by examination of the airway. This can sometimes be done in the clinic with a cooperative older child, but is most often done under anaesthetic by microlaryngocopy and bronchoscopy.

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