What is the role of speech therapy in the treatment of West Nile virus infection?

Updated: Apr 02, 2018
  • Author: Jess D Salinas, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Elizabeth A Moberg-Wolff, MD  more...
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Patients may develop dysarthria, dysphagia, or aphasia. A structured speech therapy program may improve their ability to swallow, help them recover speech and language function, and prevent complications, such as aspiration pneumonia. (See also Further Outpatient Care.)


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