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11 Possible Causes for Aphagia, Recurrent Pneumonia

  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

    Qing fei tang could be useful for the prevention of recurrent aspiration pneumonia and bronchopneumonia in progressive supranuclear palsy.[] Of 20 patients with NOF, 18 finally required PEG tube feeding, and two required total parenteral nutrition because of recurrent pneumonia under nasogastric tube feeding.[] Prevention of injuries related to recurrent falls is a major focus of physical therapy.[]

  • Pseudobulbar Palsy

    2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 335.23 Pseudobulbar palsy 2015 Billable Thru Sept 30/2015 Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015 ICD-9-CM 335.23 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 335.23 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before[…][]

  • Foreign Body in the Esophagus

    […] aspiration pneumonia, respiratory distress, stridor, tachypnea, vomiting, wheezing Once beyond esophagus, objects typically pass but with increased risk of complications:[] The delayed symptoms of foreign body in the aerodigestive tract may mimic other common conditions like asthma, recurrent pneumonia, upper respiratory infection and persistent[] […] asymptomatic symptoms, when present, may include: bloody saliva, coughing, drooling, dysphagia, failure to thrive, decreased feeding, gagging, irritability, neck/throat/chest pain, recurrent[]

  • Rabies

    The ICU course was complicated by ventilator associated pneumonia, autonomic storms, and recurrent seizures.[] His management included broad spectrum antibiotics for Pseudomonas pneumonia, prophylaxis for deep vein thrombosis, a tracheostomy, antiepileptic drugs, and aggressive physiotherapy[]

  • Zenker Diverticulum

    In our case, we illustrate a giant right-sided Zenker's diverticulum responsible for complete aphagia in a 78-year-old male patient.[] Patients are typically elderly, and they can present with halitosis, dysphagia, regurgitation, or recurrent pneumonias as a result of aspiration.[] […] follow-up, respectively (Dysphagia scoring: score 0, no dysphagia; score 1, dysphagia to solids; score 2, dysphagia to semi-solids; score 3, dysphagia to liquids; score 4, aphagia[]

  • Pneumopericardium

    *alopecia circumscripta 【円錐角膜】*keratoconus 【円柱腫】*cylindroma 【嚥下困難】【嚥下障害】*dysphagia 【嚥下性肺炎】*deglutition pneumonia 吸引性肺炎、吸入性肺炎 【嚥下痛】*deglutition pain *odynophagia 【嚥下不能症】*aphagia[] Chest computed tomography revealed pneumopericardium, pericardial effusion, recurrence of lung cancer, and pneumonia in right lower and left lung.[]

  • Parapharyngeal Abscess

    IMPENDING AIRWAY DISASTER TRIAD Rapid onset aphagia or severe dysphagia, frequently associated with a severe sore throat Rapid onset laryngeal voice change: hoarse, croaky[] Recurrence occurs in 1-5% of patients. Death can occur in up to 40-50% of patients. Higher death rates are seen in adults than children.[] Cardinal symptoms include the airway disaster triad: Severe sore throat with dys- or aphagia Laryngeal voice change eg hoarseness or voice loss Systemically unwell eg fever[]

  • Retropharyngeal Abscess

    […] especially for small children, in case of hypopharyngeal foreign body or if the patient is not cooperating, except when a large pharyngolaryngeal foreign body results in a aphagia[] Recurrence occurs in 1-5% of patients. Death can occur in up to 40-50% of patients. Higher death rates are seen in adults than children.[] One month follow up revealed no recurrence of the problems.[]

  • Giardiasis

    Medicine, Kitasato, Sagamihara, Japan. Abstract An 88-year-old Japanese woman was referred to our hospital due to a one-month history of face edema, aphagia[] Recurrent bacterial infections, such as otitis media, chronic sinusitis and recurrent pneumonia due to diminished immunoglobulin (Ig) levels and impaired antibody production[] In her medical history, she had suffered from recurrent upper and lower respiratory infections like sinusitis, otitis media and pneumonia since childhood.[]

  • Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis

    An otolaryngologist is consulted if a patient presents with dysphagia, aphagia, and globus sensation.[] An 80-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with recurrent right-sided aspiration pneumonia, found on barium swallow to be due to diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis[]

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