Swallowing and Secretion Management in Neuromuscular Disease

Deanna Britton, Chafic Karam, Joshua S. Schindler

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Neuromuscular disease frequently leads to dysphagia and difficulty managing secretions. Dysphagia may lead to medical complications, such as malnutrition, dehydration, aspiration pneumonia, and other pulmonary complications, as well as social isolation and reduced overall quality of life. This review provides an overview of dysphagia associated with neuromuscular disease in adults, along with a concise review of swallowing assessment and intervention options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-457
Number of pages9
JournalClinics in Chest Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2018


  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Dysphagia
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Neuromuscular disease (NMD)
  • Sialorrhea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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