Reference : Sudden dysphagia in an elderly quadriparetic patient
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Orthopedics, rehabilitation & sports medicine
Human health sciences : Neurology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/5978
Sudden dysphagia in an elderly quadriparetic patient
English
Kaux, Jean-François mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la motricité > Médecine physique et réadaptation fonctionnelle >]
Ongena, France [ > > ]
Wang, François [Université de Liège - ULg > Services généraux (Faculté de médecine) > Relations académiques et scientifiques (Médecine) >]
Crielaard, Jean-Michel [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la motricité > Evaluation et entraînement des aptitudes physiques - Médecine physique et réadaptation fonctionnelle >]
Foidart-Dessalle, Marguerite [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la motricité > Biomécanique >]
Feb-2009
Annales de Réadaptation et de Médecine Physique
Elsevier
52
1
62-65
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0168-6054
Paris
France
[en] Dysphagia ; Myasthenia gravis ; Pharynx
[fr] The elderly
[en] Clinical case: We report the case of a 92-year-old quadriparetic patient who suddenly presented a major swallowing disorder following trauma to the neck. A diagnosis of myasthenia gravis was suggested by single-fibre EMG of the extensor digitorum communis muscle. In view of the continued absence of dysphagia after 6 months of pyridostigmine treatment, this diagnosis was considered as definitive.
Discussion: We review the various characteristics of myasthenia gravis and ways of investigating dysphagia.
Conclusion: It is important to be aware of and investigate all the direct and indirect signs of dysphagia and establish the exact aetiology, in order to provide the best possible treatment.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/5978
10.1016/j.rehab.2008.11.003
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rehab.2008.11.003

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