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Laryngopharyngeal reflux: Current opinion

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The increasing importance of LPR is being recognized day by day in ENT practice. LPR has a significant negative impact in the quality of lives of the patients. Although its impact is similar in some respects to that of laryngopharyngeal disease, LPR has a more significant impact on patient’s social functioning and vitality.[23] All ear, nose and throat practitioners need to be sensitised to the presence of LPR and the need for starting treatment wherever required. Lot of hitherto symptoms of unknown aetiology are being increasingly of treating patients with atypical reflux symptoms such as hoarseness (unexplained cause), globus, throat clearing, cough, etc., with antireflux therapy.[24]

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Handa, K.K. Laryngopharyngeal reflux: Current opinion. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 57, 267–270 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03008032

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