Oropharyngeal dysphagia and aspiration in patients with ataxia-telangiectasia.

  title={Oropharyngeal dysphagia and aspiration in patients with ataxia-telangiectasia.},
  author={Maureen A. Lefton-Greif and Thomas O. Crawford and Jerry A. Winkelstein and Gerald M. Loughlin and Celide Koerner and Marianna Zahurak and Howard M. Lederman},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={136 2},
OBJECTIVES To determine whether patients with ataxia-telangiectasia exhibit oropharyngeal dysphagia with concomitant aspiration and to examine the relationships among swallowing function, age, and nutritional status. STUDY DESIGN Seventy patients (mean age, 10.7 years; range, 1.8 to 30 years) had feeding/swallowing and nutritional evaluations. Fifty-one patients, in whom there were concerns about swallowing safety, were examined with a standardized videofluoroscopic swallow study. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING