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. 2019 Feb 25;181(9):V09180594.

[Dysphagia]

[Article in Danish]
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[Dysphagia]

[Article in Danish]
Bahareh B Philipsen et al. Ugeskr Laeger. .

Abstract

Dysphagia is the medical term for the symptom of difficulty in swallowing. It is a common symptom in a wide group of patients, causing significant consequences for both patients and community. Patients with undiagnosed dysphagia are at high risk of aspiration and malnutrition, thus reducing quality of life and expanding health costs. Thorough examination is important, and implementation of a treatment strategy should be based on evaluation by a multidisciplinary team. Despite the implications of dysphagia, knowledge and focus are limited in both the primary and the secondary sectors of the Danish healthcare system. Consequently, many patients are not treated adequately.

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