Fast Five Quiz: Sore Throat

Arlen D. Meyers, MD, MBA


November 06, 2019

According to guidelines from the AAO-HNS, clinicians should perform laryngoscopy, or refer to a clinician who can perform laryngoscopy, when dysphonia fails to resolve or improve within 4 weeks or if a serious underlying cause is suspected. CT scanning and MRI are not recommended for patients with a primary voice complaint prior to visualization of the larynx. Clinicians should not routinely prescribe antibiotics for dysphonia. Botulinum toxin injections should be offered for the treatment of patients with spasmodic dysphonia and other types of laryngeal dystonia.

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