Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis
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Synonyms of Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis
- Juvenile Laryngeal Papilloma
- Laryngeal Papilloma
- Respiratory Papillomatosis
- Adult-Onset Respiratory Papillomatosis
- Juvenile Respiratory Papillomatosis
Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis is a rare viral disease characterized by multiple benign growths (papillomas) in the middle and lower respiratory tract. Symptoms usually begin with hoarseness and/or a change in voice. The growths may be surgically removed, but frequently recur and may require additional surgery. Affected individuals may experience long periods without recurrence (remission), and/or the disease may disappear completely. Children under five years of age are most commonly affected, although adults represent about one-third of all documented cases. People with Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis may have difficulty breathing (dyspnea) and/or experience other life-threatening complications if the papillomas block the airway.
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