The following Conditions are related to Difficulty swallowing

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  • Glossoptosis micrognathia and cleft palate

    Glossoptosis micrognathia and cleft palate are known as the Pierre Robin sequence. 1. No medications are available that improve the situation. 2. The conditions are managed through surgical interventions. Surgery is performed only to solve the functional problems that a patient may have. Surgical treatments may be indicated for PRS patients with more severe clinical conditions, especially for people with air  Read More

  • Infantile spinal muscular atrophy type i

    Infantile spinal muscular atrophy type I (SMA) is a genetic disorder that results in progressive muscle weakness in infants and children, typically before the age of 2. This disease is caused by a mutation in the SMN1 gene, which produces a protein called survival motor neuron. This protein is essential for normal nerve cell function. 1. The first signs of SMA typically begin between 6 and 18 months of age and inc  Read More

  • Rheumatic chorea

    Rheumatic chorea, also known as Sydenham chorea, is an autoimmune disorder. The immune system in the affected person misrecognized basal ganglia cells as hemolytic streptococci. The basal ganglia is a part of the brain that controls and coordinates body movements. Infection with group A and B hemolytic streptococcus strains triggers a hypersensitive humoral response mediated by antibodies against antigens on basal ganglia cell  Read More

  • Werdnig hoffman disease

    The spinal muscular atrophies (SMAs), are characterized by degeneration of nerve cells (motor nuclei) within the lowest region of the brain (lower brainstem) and certain motor neurons in the spinal cord (anterior horn cells) leading to muscle weakness of the truncal, and extremity muscles initially, followed by chewing, swallowing and breathing difficulties. Motor neurons are nerve cells that transmit nerve impulses from the spinal cord or bra  Read More