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1,242 Possible Causes for Progressive Dysphagia

  • Peptic Esophagitis

    Progressive dysphagia for solids is the most common presenting symptom. This may progress to include liquids.[] […] to return after therapeutic dilation. 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40 Over time both solid and liquid dysphagia may develop due to progressive narrowing of the stricture and associated[] This causes difficulty in food to pass through and leads to dysphagia.[]

  • Esophageal Stenosis

    A 5-year-old girl with Stevens-Johnson syndrome developed progressive dysphagia secondary to esophageal stenosis.[] He had self-discontinued his antireflux medication, and presented with a 2-week history of progressive dysphagia.[] Patients with severe forms of congenital esophageal stenosis typically present during infancy or early childhood with symptoms of progressive dysphagia on ingestion of solid[]

  • Esophageal Carcinoma

    Both of our patients had common symptoms of progressive dysphagia and significant weight loss at presentation.[] Progressive dysphagia and weight loss are the most recognizable symptoms. The prognosis depends upon the stage of the tumor.[] The clinical features commonly seen in the patients of esophageal carcinoma include the following: Progressive dysphagia: Dysphagia in esophageal carcinomas is at first intermittent[]

  • Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy

    We report a 64 year old Chinese-Malaysian woman who presented with progressive dysphagia and bilateral ptosis for about 6 years.[] Complications of OPMD include ptosis and progressive dysphagia leading to eventual malnutrition and aspiration.[] dysphagia and bilateral blepharoptosis rather than peripheral muscular weakness.[]

  • Esophageal Achalasia

    Most patients have progressive dysphagia for both liquids and solids. This article describes the symptoms of achalasia, its diagnosis, and treatment.[] We describe a patient who developed an ataxic sensory syndrome associated with xerophthalmia and progressive dysphagia with regurgitation.[] Symptoms are slowly progressive dysphagia, usually to both liquids and solids, and regurgitation of undigested food.[]

  • Neoplasm of the Esophagus

    Patients with advanced disease may present with progressive dysphagia (solids first, followed by liquids as the disease progresses), unintentional weight loss (10% or more[] It is usually asymptomatic until an advanced disease stage with common presenting symptoms being dysphagia (at first with solids then progressing to fluids) and weight loss[] Dysphagia is the most common symptom, and is rapid in onset, progressing from difficulty in swallowing solid food and later to liquid within a matter of weeks.[]

  • Diffuse Scleroderma

    […] and acid reflux Associated conditions other autoimmune diseases Prognosis systemic scleroderma is rapidly progressive involvement of pulmonary, renal, or cardiac systems[] The most common source of decreased motility is the esophagus and the lower esophageal sphincter, leading to dysphagia and chest pain.[] Swelling of the skin is usually symmetric and progresses to induration.[]

  • Esophageal Candidiasis

    […] and little or no weight loss, whereas patients with malignant strictures have recent onset of progressive dysphagia and substantial weight loss.[] She initially had dysphagia only for solid foods, but it has now progressed to liquids as well.[] Achalasia Presentation: Equal M:F incidence, most common in middle-age Slow progression of dysphagia Increased incidence of carcinoma Etiology: Unknown, although esophageal[]

  • Central Pontine Myelinolysis

    Case Report A 47-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with complaints of progressive dysphagia and dysarthria for a week, and this occurred just 2 days after he stopped[] We describe here a case of CPM that also displayed EPM without hyponatremia after alcohol withdrawal in a chronic alcoholic, and this resulted in a transient progressive course[]

  • Plummer-Vinson Syndrome

    This is a case report of a 33 year old Asian female who presented with slowly progressive dysphagia and a long history of iron deficiency anaemia.[] The patient had a 4-year history of severe iron deficiency anemia, a 2-year history of progressive dysphagia and weight loss, and a greater than 90% benign upper esophageal[] The patient had a longstanding history of anemia and slowly progressive dysphagia of solid food.[]

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