Article in Japanese
Juvenile-onset laryngeal papillomatosis: a case report
Satoru KUTSUNA, Chie FUKASAWA, Tadashi HOSHINO
This paper reports the case of a one-year-old girl who presented with hoarseness and respiratory stridor from nine months old. Juvenile-onset laryngeal papillomatosis was suspected, based on laryngoscopy findings. A tracheotomy and microlaryngeal surgery was performed for respiratory distress; and her breathing had improved by the time of her discharge from hospital; on day 10 post-admission. The final diagnosis was juvenile-onset laryngeal papillomatosis associated with human papillomavirus type 11, based on histological findings and detection of HPV. Her laryngeal papillomatosis ran a multiple and recurrent clinical course. Therefore, juvenile-onset laryngeal papillomatosis is difficult to cure in general, but this disease could be preventable with a quadrivalent HPV vaccination.
Division of infectious diseases, Chiba Children's Hospital
|Received||April 1, 2013|
|Accepted||July 23, 2013|