The Predicament of Gag Reflex and its Management in Dental Practice during COVID-19 Outbreak

Publication date: Available online 5 June 2020Source: Journal of Dental SciencesAuthor(s): Shahram Hamedani, Nima Farshidfar
Source: Journal of Dental Sciences - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

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AbstractCranial nerve involvement is a finding often observed in patients infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 during the pandemic outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). To our knowledge, this is the first report of oropharyngeal dysphagia associated with COVID-19. A 70-year-old male developed dysphagia and consequent aspiration pneumonia during recovery from severe COVID-19. He had altered sense of taste and absent gag reflex. Videoendoscopy, videofluorography, and high-resolution manometry revealed impaired pharyngolaryngeal  sensation, silent aspiration, and mesopharyngeal contrac...
Source: Dysphagia - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
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