A 40-year-old member asked:
is it possible for strep throat bacteria cause vocal cord paralysis?
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Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
No: Swelling of the throat can affect the vocal cords and make it difficult to talk. In whopping cough (pertussis) this can be severe to the point of inability to breath. Damage to the nerve to the vocal cords should not occur.
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Last updated Aug 1, 2013
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