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Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis

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Age of onset Childhood
ICD-10 -
  • C1168198
  • C535297
  • 10059314


Disease definition

Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis is a rare respiratory disease characterized by the development of exophytic papillomas, affecting the mucosa of the upper aero-digestive tract (with a strong predilection for the larynx), caused by infection with human papilloma virus. Symptoms at presentation may include hoarseness, chronic cough, dyspnea, recurrent upper respiratory infections, pneumonia, dysphagia, stridor, or failure to thrive.

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