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1,047 Possible Causes for Nasal Speech, Tertiary Contractions of the Esophagus

  • Myasthenia Gravis

    Patients often have nasal-sounding speech and weak neck muscles that give the head a tendency to fall forward or backward.[mydr.com.au] Swallowing, speaking and breathing If the weakness affects the muscles in the mouth, throat and chest, it can cause: difficulty chewing slurred speech a husky, quiet or nasal-sounding[nhs.uk]

  • Myotonic Dystrophy

    speech, no distal weakness except isolated digitis flexor weakness); Grade 3 - distal weakness (no proximal weakness, except isolated triceps brachii weakness); Grade 4 -[scielo.br] […] by EMG, slit-lamp examination or DNA analysis); Grade 2 - minimal signs (myotonia, jaw and temporal wasting, facial weakness, sternomastoids wasting / weakness, ptosis, nasal[scielo.br]

  • Cleft Lip

    nasal speech (staphylorrhaphy).[mycenters.com] During speech air escapes through the cleft into the nasal cavity, resulting in a characteristic nasal tone.[britannica.com] Speech therapy can help enormously in correcting nasal-sounding speech in the case of a cleft palate.[raisingchildren.net.au]

    Missing: Tertiary Contractions of the Esophagus
  • Pseudobulbar Palsy

    speech labile emotions normal emotions bilateral UMN signs in limbs increased; - reduced; n normal Links: pseudobulbar palsy progressive bulbar palsy[gpnotebook.co.uk] - nasal, soft, Daffy Duck, moist voice Emotions - normal Other - signs of the underlying cause, e.g. limb fasciculations.[quizlet.com] Jaw jerk – absent or normal Speechnasal “indistinct (flaccid dysarthria), lacks modulation and has a nasal twang” Emotions – normal Other – signs of the underlying cause[lifeinthefastlane.com]

    Missing: Tertiary Contractions of the Esophagus
  • Progressive Bulbar Palsy

    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] Jaw jerk – absent or normal Speechnasal “indistinct (flaccid dysarthria), lacks modulation and has a nasal twang” Emotions – normal Other – signs of the underlying cause[lifeinthefastlane.com] The muscles innervated by cranial nerves and corticobulbar tracts are predominantly affected, causing progressive difficulty with chewing, swallowing, and talking; nasal voice[merckmanuals.com]

    Missing: Tertiary Contractions of the Esophagus
  • Esophageal Achalasia

    Frequent accompanying symptoms: Difficulty initiating a swallow, repetitive swallowing Nasal regurgitation Coughing Nasal speech Drooling Diminished cough reflex Choking ([worldgastroenterology.org] The barium swallow showed a mildly dilated esophagus with tertiary contractions, delayed emptying of the esophagus, and a narrowed gastroesophageal junction ( Fig. 1 ).[jnmjournal.org] […] of barium with the patient in the recumbent position Antegrade and retrograde motion of barium in the esophagus secondary to uncoordinated, nonpropulsive, tertiary contractions[emedicine.com]

  • Relapsing Polychondritis

    We report three-dimensional fluid-attenuated inversion recovery magnetic resonance imaging findings in a patient with relapsing polychondritis. Case report. A 76-year-old woman initially presented with bilateral auricular swelling together with dyspnoea. Three months later, she experienced left hearing loss and[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Tertiary Contractions of the Esophagus
  • Syphilis

    CMAJ. 2007 Jan 2; 176(1): 33–35. Teaching Case Report This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. The Case: A 34-year-old homosexual man was referred to a dermatologist for evaluation of a nonpruritic skin rash. The rash had appeared on his abdomen 3 weeks earlier and, over 1 week, had spread to his[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Tertiary Contractions of the Esophagus
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

    Abstract This study explores patients’ knowledge of cardiac risk factors (CRFs), analyses how information and advice about CRFs are documented in clinical practice, and assesses patient adherence to received instructions to decrease CRFs. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with   4 ACR criteria[…][oadoi.org]

    Missing: Tertiary Contractions of the Esophagus
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis

    Wegener granumolatosis is a form of granulomatous necrotizing vasculitis of small and medium-sized vessels. It can be restricted to the the respiratory tract, or may involve additional organs, primarily the kidneys, and it most commonly occurs in adults around 40 years of age, with slight male predilection. Diagnosis is[…][symptoma.com]

    Missing: Tertiary Contractions of the Esophagus

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