Juvenile laryngeal papillomatosis
Juvenile laryngeal papillomatosis involves the growth of numerous warty growths on the vocal cords in children and young adults. A baby can contract juvenile laryngeal papillomatosis by being contaminated with the human papilloma virus (HPV) during birth through the vaginal canal of a mother with genital warts (which are also due to HPV). Each year, about 300 infants are thus born with the virus on their vocal cords. The treatment of juvenile laryngeal papillomatosis is usually by surgical excision. Recurrences of laryngeal papillomatosis are, unfortunately, frequent. Remission may occur after several years.

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juvenile laryngotracheobronchial papillomatosis, recurrent respiratory papillomatosis the recurrent growth of benign squamous cell papillomas in the larynx and trachea, caused by the human papillomavirus, and leading to severe narrowing of the airway that may require frequent treatments; onset is in childhood or early adulthood.

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