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691 Possible Causes for Drooling, Dysarthria

  • Wilson Disease

    Wilson disease (WD) is a neurodegenerative disorder, which presents as a spectrum of neurologic manifestations that includes tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, dystonia, chorea, dysarthria[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The proband, a 17-year-old boy, visited our hospital due to abnormal behaviors including generalized slow movement, dysphagia, drooling and ataxia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Initially, the patient presented with akathisia, sialorrhea, oromandibular dystonia (occasionally grimacing) and slight dysarthria.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Botulism

    A 60-year-old man was hospitalized with blurred vision, diplopia, and dysarthria.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In the infant, clinical symptoms are usually unspecific such as poor feeding, weak suck, feeble cry, drooling, followed by a symmetric, descending, flaccid paralysis beginning[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Later symptoms include: trouble swallowing saliva, which causes excessive drooling generalised muscle weakness breathing difficulties.[health.govt.nz]

  • Ataxia Telangiectasia

    AT manifests as ataxia, apraxia, telangiectasia, and dysarthria. Common ophthalmologic findings in AT include fine conjunctival telangiectasia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] including microcephaly, profound motor and mental retardation, small hands and feet, severely and progressively reduced muscle tone with slackly protruding abdomen and undue drooling[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Prior to cancer therapy, all had non-progressive atypical neurological abnormalities, with onset by age 30 months, including dysarthria, dyskinesia, hypotonia and/or dystonia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Athetoid Cerebral Palsy

    […] coordinated movements and may result in involuntary grimacing and tongue thrusting which may lead to swallowing problems, drooling and slurred speech, a condition known as dysarthria[jmw.co.uk] […] by the teacher drooling scale (TDS) and salivary flow rate (SFR).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Sometimes the face muscles, tongue, and throat are affected, causing drooling, grimacing, and difficulty speaking or dysarthria.[beasleyfirm.com]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    This male patient developed dysarthria at the age of 52 years, and bulbar symptoms progressed, with weakness and atrophy in the extremities.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Patients may notice increase in their saliva and drooling. Insomnia can occur because of difficulty turning in bed, anxiety and depression.[med.unc.edu] We report a 68-year-old man with moderate dysarthria, fasciculations, short neck, hearing deficit, and low posterior hairline.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Stroke

    A nine-week pregnant 33-year-old female presented with sudden-onset right-sided hemiparesis, hemisensory loss, dysarthria and homonymous hemianopia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This may cause you to drool saliva. Problems with balance, co-ordination, vision, speech, communication or swallowing. Dizziness or unsteadiness.[patient.info] A 67-year-old right-handed woman presented with dysarthria, left upper extremity weakness and right-sided neglect of 3 hours duration.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Parkinson's Disease

    Other clinical features include secondary motor symptoms (eg, hypomimia, dysarthria, dysphagia, sialorrhoea, micrographia, shuffling gait, festination, freezing, dystonia,[jnnp.bmj.com] It can also increase the likelihood of drooling or choking while eating. Fear of choking and other eating problems may put you at risk for inadequate nutrition.[healthline.com] Gradual loss of automatic movement, which may lead to decreased blinking, decreased frequency of swallowing and drooling A stooped, flexed posture with bending at the elbows[aans.org]

  • Scorpion Sting

    They had cerebellar type of dysarthria and cerebellar signs on both sides along with incoordination.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] is used to combat parasympathetic effects scorpion sting A toxic systemic response to scorpion venom Clinical SOB, opisthotonus, nasal and periorbital itching, dysphasia, drooling[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] On her way to hospital, her condition further deteriorated and developed upper and lower air way obstructive symptoms with drooling of saliva, stridor and respiratory distress[adc.bmj.com]

  • Huntington's Disease

    We report the case of a 42-year-old man with a 5-year history of gait disturbance, dysarthria and cognitive impairment and familial antecedents of dementia and movement disorders[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Early-onset Huntington’s disease causes mental, emotional, and physical changes, such as: drooling clumsiness slurred speech slow movements frequent falling rigid muscles[healthline.com] Fifteen years later he manifested with dysarthria, difficulties with swallowing and involuntary movement.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cerebral Palsy

    This study describes the use of a neuroplasticity-principled speech treatment approach (LSVT( )LOUD) with children who have dysarthria secondary to cerebral palsy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Often, there can be additional medical concerns such as feeding and nutritional difficulties, drooling, and respiratory symptoms.[childrenshospital.org] Facial muscles may be affected causing distorted facial movements and drooling.[southerncross.co.nz]

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