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A rare cause of Dysphagia: a case report.
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PMID:  22754848     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Dysphagia is a common clinical symptom for an ENT surgeon in his clinic, evaluation of which may not be a great challenge. The objective of this article is to report a rare cause of dysphagia which may be difficult to diagnose unless specifically thought of. This is a report of a case of dysphagia secondary to myasthenia gravis seen in a young lady along with tongue fasciculation in an early onset case unlike the ones reported in the literature where the patients are elderly and more often males in the late phase of the disease. At times, dysphagia may be seen secondary to some rare causes and may mislead the doctor. A carefully taken history and methodical clinical examination will avoid unnecessary invasive procedures and delay in the diagnosis.
Authors:
Aroor Rajeshwari; Gangadhara Somayaji; Shetty Deviprasad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-04-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery : official publication of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0973-7707     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-03     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9422551     Medline TA:  Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  83-4     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, India.
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