This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|80%-99% of people have these symptoms|
Husky voice[ more ]
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
Inability to produce voice sounds
Difficulty breathing[ more ]
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
Swallowing difficulty[ more ]
|Failure to thrive||
Weight faltering[ more ]
Coughing up blood
|Recurrent upper respiratory tract infections||
Increased respiratory rate or depth of breathing
|Upper airway obstruction||0002781|
|1%-4% of people have these symptoms|
Partial or complete collapse of part or entire lung
Once the tumors have been removed, they have a tendency to return. It is common for affected individuals to require repeat surgery. In the most extreme cases where tumor growth is aggressive, a tracheostomy may be performed.
Adjuvant therapies—therapies that are used in addition to surgery—have been used to treat more severe cases of RRP. Drug treatments may include antivirals such as
Related diseases are conditions that have similar signs and symptoms. A health care provider may consider these conditions in the table below when making a diagnosis. Please note that the table may not include all the possible conditions related to this disease.
Conditions with similar signs and symptoms from Orphanet
The differential diagnosis includes acute laryngitis, upper respiratory tract infection, asthma, bronchitis, and other benign or malignant laryngeal tumors.
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I have had recurrent respiratory papillomatosis for 14 years. My vocal cords have an HPV infection that grows papillomas. I tried interferon treatment and for nine months, nothing grew. When the treatment was stopped, the papillomas returned with a vengeance. I then underwent CO2 laser ablation with Cidofofir injections, which was done 30 times. I am losing my voice to scar tissue. Are there any new therapies that might halt these growths? See answer