Practica Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica
Online ISSN : 1884-4545
Print ISSN : 0032-6313
ISSN-L : 0032-6313
Herpes Zoster of the Larynx; A Report of 2 Cases
Koji MIYATAKen-ichi KANEKORyo ASATOTomoya NAGATAMasamitsu YAMAMOTO
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2001 Volume 94 Issue 11 Pages 1007-1011

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We report here two cases of laryngitis due to varicella-zoster virus infection. The patients were a 68-year-old male and a 37-year-old male who both presented with pharyngeal pain. A white erosive lesion was noted on hemilateral side of the larynx, but no vocal cord paralysis was observed in either patient. Based on the unilaterality of the lesion, we made a diagnosis of herpes zoster of the larynx. Laryngitis was successfully treated using the administration of acyclovir. Histopathological examination suggested inflammation due to virus, and DNA in situ hybridization revealed varicella-zoster virus.

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