Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with sporadic inclusion body myositis (s-IBM)?

Updated: Jun 08, 2018
  • Author: Michael P Collins, MD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Depending on degree of weakness, physical therapy or physiatry consultation may be useful in optimizing the patient's abilities.

If dysphagia occurs, referral to a speech therapist would be of benefit for instruction regarding swallowing techniques and aspiration precautions. In patients with severe dysphagia, referral to ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist is indicated for consideration of botulinum toxin injections or cricopharyngeal myotomy.


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