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A 20-year-old male asked:

Does strep throat cause voice loss? multiple sources tell me it does not, however my voice has been gone for a few days and i was diagnosed with strep

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Co-infections: Strep by itself would not trigger vocal cord swelling needed to cause voice loss. However, it can be carried without causing infection in 5-10% of the population and cause a positive test. Other viral infections that may cause voice loss and sore throat may be indistinguishable from strep clinically. You could have both infections or just a virus.

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Last updated Mar 10, 2015

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