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An overview of pediatric dysphagia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19023104     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Difficulty swallowing or dysphagia can be present in children and adults alike. Pediatric dysphagias have long been recognized in the literature. Certain groups of infants with specific developmental and/or medical conditions have been identified as being at high risk for developing dysphagia. Still others may present with a swallowing or feeding problem as their primary symptom. Left untreated, these problems in infants and children can lead to failure to thrive, aspiration pneumonias, gastroesophageal reflux, and/or the inability to establish and maintain proper nutrition and hydration. Awareness of the prevalence of pediatric dysphagia in today's population and the signs and symptoms of this condition aids in its treatment. Early detection of dysphagia in infants and children is important to prevent or minimize complications. This article provides a review of symptoms, etiologies, and resources available regarding management of this condition to help the primary care physician and the families of young children and infants in its management.
Jane E Prasse; George E Kikano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-11-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical pediatrics     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0009-9228     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-08     Completed Date:  2009-05-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372606     Medline TA:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  247-51     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Deglutition Disorders / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  therapy*
Early Diagnosis
Infant, Newborn
Pediatrics / methods*
Primary Health Care / methods
Risk Factors

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