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19 Possible Causes for Aphagia, Slow Speech

  • Pseudobulbar Palsy

    Signs and symptoms of pseudobulbar palsy include: Slow and indistinct speech Dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing) Small, stiff and spastic tongue Brisk jaw jerk Dysarthria[en.wikipedia.org] Facial muscle weakness, emotional lability, dysarthria (slowed or slurred speech), dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), dysphonia (vocal cord muscle spasms) and progressive[newyorkfacialparalysis.com] You may also experience the following symptoms: dysarthria, or slowed or slurred speech dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing resulting in increased time required for eating[healthline.com]

  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

    The patient's language was characterized by AOS, with slow speech rate, prolonged intervals between syllables and words, decreased articulatory accuracy, sound distortions[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] or stiff movements Speech difficulties, such as low voice volume, not able to say words clearly, slow speech Stiffness and rigid movement in the neck, middle of the body,[nlm.nih.gov] (slow speech) and a supranuclear gaze palsy and difficulties in swallowing.[orpha.net]

  • Botulism

    Five cases of intestinal toxemia botulism in adults were identified within an 18-month period in or near Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We describe findings for 3 of the 5 case-patients. Clinical samples contained Clostridium botulinum spores and botulinum neurotoxins (types A and B) for extended periods (range 41-61 days),[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Conversion Disorder

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Applicable To Inability to swallow Type 1 Excludes psychogenic aphagia ( F50.9 ) hysterical F44.4 leg G83.1- ICD-10-CM Diagnosis[icd10data.com] Speech is slow and logical. Attention and concentration are limited. Energy level is not characterized by hyperactivity or slowing.[emedicine.medscape.com] 2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Applicable To Inability to swallow Type 1 Excludes psychogenic aphagia ( F50.9 ) hysterical F44.4 Disorder (of) - see also Disease[icd10data.com]

  • Progressive Bulbar Palsy

    Damage to motor neuron structures responsible for speech results in a slow and distorted speech, while dysphagia usually follows the onset of speech difficulties.[symptoma.com] Typical symptoms of bulbar palsy include slowed or paralyzed eye movements, facial weakness, slurred speech (dysarthria or nasal), gait disturbance and dizziness.[dizziness-and-balance.com] It causes weakness and stiffness in the arms and legs, a slowed walk, and poor coordination and balance. Speech also becomes slow and slurred.[webmd.com]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    […] course of the disease, progressive muscle weakness is virtually inevitable in most patients and may finally lead to tetraplegia, chronic respiratory failure, anarthria, and aphagia[dovepress.com] Symptoms of ALS include progressive muscle weakness beginning in the limbs, muscle twitching and cramping, slowed speech becoming progressively harder to understand, difficulty[brainfoundation.org.au] In a physical exam, your neurologist will also look for the signs of ALS, including: Muscle weakness, often on only one side of the body Slurred or slowed speech and other[webmd.com]

  • Lateral Medullary Syndrome

    ., Korosky, C. and Tahmoush, A.J. (1998) Aphagia Due to Pharyngeal Constrictor Paresis from Acute Lateral Medullary Infarction.[file.scirp.org] Aphagia due to pharyngeal constrictor paresis from acute lateral medullary infarction. Journal of the neurological sciences. 1998;155(2):208-10.[panafrican-med-journal.com] Aphagia due to pharyngeal constrictor paresis from acute lateral medullary infarction. J Neurol Sci 1998;155:208-10. 18. Jean A.[laryngologyandvoice.org]

  • Bulbar Poliomyelitis

    […] of the tongue, lips, and jaw, with changes in the pitch and volume of speech.[nejm.org] Both groups of patients had mild-to-moderate deficits in tongue, lip, palate, and jaw movement, slowing of oral diadochokinesia, and a mild-to-moderate reduction in the strength[nejm.org]

  • Drug Dependence

    Adipsia and aphagia after 6-hydroxydopamine induced degeneration of the nigro-striatal dopamine system. Acta Physiol. Scand. Suppl. 367, 95–122 (1971) 112.[doi.org] Slow or slurred speech Irregular sleep patterns, having difficulty sleeping, awake at unusual times, unusual laziness Red, watery eyes, pupils larger or smaller than usual[sfad.org.uk] Adipsia and aphagia after 6-hydroxydopamine induced degeneration of the nigro-striatal dopamine system.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Psychogenic Movement Disorders

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Applicable To Inability to swallow Type 1 Excludes psychogenic aphagia ( F50.9 ) hysterical F44.4 leg G83.1- ICD-10-CM Diagnosis[icd10data.com] […] of speech and gait.[bcm.edu] […] disturbances Dysarthria 9 Slow speech 1 Aphonia 2 Mutism 1 Neuropsychologic symptoms Cognitive impairment 2 Amnestic aphasia 1 Apathy 2 Coma 1 Other symptoms Bladder dysfunction[aafp.org]

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