An adult patient with new-onset dysphagia

McIntyre, Kieran; McVaugh-Smock, Simon; Mourad, Ophyr
November 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/7/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 10, p1203
Academic Journal
The article reviews the case study of an adult patient with acute onset of dysphagia. A week earlier, he was treated with acetaminophen for a pelvic fracture. An overview of medical history of the patient including mild cognitive impairment, a remote-left-hip arthroplasty, and hip and knee osteoarthritis is presented. The study demonstrates the importance of neurotransmitter receptors with the help of electromyography in the approach to new-onset focal weakness.


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