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320 Possible Causes for Episodic Dysphagia

  • Hypersensitivity

    Teenagers and adults are more likely to present with dysphagia and episodes of food impaction.[]

  • Tonsillitis

    Acute: temporary tonsillitis that includes sore throat, fever, dysphagia, and other symptoms Recurrent: several episodes of acute tonsillitis within a year Chronic: ongoing[] […] of sore throat, dysphagia, fever and general malaise for at least three days.[] Patients over 16 years old were included if they had a history of at least four episodes of tonsillitis per year in the two preceding years, each of these episodes consisting[]

  • Food Allergy

    Teenagers and adults are more likely to present with dysphagia and episodes of food impaction.[]

  • Esophagitis

    , a weight loss of 0.9 to 1.4 kg (2 to 3 lb), and an episode of hematemesis.[] Patient 3 Patient 3 was a 74-year-old woman who presented to the University of South Florida in February 1996 with a two-month history of progressive odynophagia and dysphagia[]

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    However, if one asks whether the person has experienced any episodes of heartburn or acid regurgitation, the prevalence is as high as 59% [ 1 ].[] Gastroesophageal reflux disease results from the reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus causing symptoms of heartburn, regurgitation, and dysphagia.[] Typical symptoms include heartburn, regurgitation, and dysphagia.[]

  • Cutaneous Candidiasis

    It develops during the recovery phase of a neutropenic episode.[] Recurrent episodes (may be immunocompromised). Breakthrough candidiasis on preventive treatment (may be drug-resistant).[] Clinical features are fever (unresponsive to broad-spectrum antibiotics), abdominal pain, tender hepatosplenomegaly, vomiting, dysphagia and jaundice.[]

  • Hyponatremia

    Flaccid paralysis, dysarthria, and dysphagia can evolve over a few days or weeks after a hyponatremic episode.[]

  • Lower Esophageal Ring

    Between 1970 and 1978, we saw 24 patients with lower esophageal rings and complaints of episodic aphagia or progressive dysphagia.[] Episodic aphagia results from impaction of food at the site of the ring. Since 1970, 88 patients have been seen with either dysphagia or episodic aphagia.[] Clinically patients typically present with episodes of dysphagia for solid foods.[]

  • Transient Ischemic Attack

    […] combination with tinnitus, ear fullness or decreased hearing Vertigo History Features suggestive of posterior circulation ischemia: diplopia, ataxia (especially between episodes[] ), dysarthria (slurred speech) and dysphagia – and central cause: non‐positional or bidirectional nystagmus, inability to ambulate, focal neurological deficit and cerebrovascular[]

  • Ondine Syndrome

    His labial commissure was deviated to the left, and there was bilateral palatine immobility, bilaterally diminished vomiting reflexes and dysphagia were present.[] The patient was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after a sudden episode of concomitant apnea with bradycardia, followed by generalized tonic-clonic seizure.[]

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