Atrophic laryngitis (laryngitis sicca)
- Usually a part of atrophic rhinitis
- Respiratory epithelium shows atrophic mucosa with lose of cilia with crusts.
- Bleeding + on removal of crusts
- Most common site: False cords, Posterior region, Subglottic region
- Clinically : Hoarseness and irritable cough
- Treatment: Treat the underlying cause (poor nutrition, generalized infection, rarely syphilis) and humidification/ glycerine/glucose sprays