Which CNS conditions cause dysphagia?

Updated: Mar 20, 2020
  • Author: Nam-Jong Paik, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Elizabeth A Moberg-Wolff, MD  more...
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Answer

Central nervous system (CNS) pathologies that can produce dysphagia include the following:

  • Alzheimer disease

  • Brain tumors

  • Guillain-Barré syndrome

  • Huntington disease

  • CNS infections

  • Stroke

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) [16]

  • Parkinson disease [12, 17]

  • Poliomyelitis

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) [18]


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