How is dysphagia treated in limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD)?

Updated: Aug 15, 2019
  • Author: Monica Saini, MD, MBBS, MRCP(UK); Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Patients with dysphagia, aspiration, or weight loss should be evaluated with a modified barium swallow by a speech pathologist.

Nutritional supplementation or enteral feeding (gastrostomoy tube) may be needed to maintain optimal nutrition and reduce the risk of aspiration pneumonia.


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