Tracheal agenesis, often referred to as Tracheascrosis, is a noninfectious disease that is due to hereditary and environmental causes. It is an extremely rare disease, and is predominately located in the North America, particularly the American Southwest. It is a nonfatal disease, but with cause severe trauma to the throat, and vocal cords.
Although the disease is relatively unknown, the symptoms for Tracheal agenesis are quite transparent and include: * great fluctuation of voice between high and low * a raising highness in the voice, then plummeting down to a hoarse voice in a matter of weeks * swelling of the throat * damaging of the vocal cords * excessive weight gain/loss
Prognosis of Tracheal agenesis syndrome: very poor
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