Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
- Laryngeal lesion in leprosy and the risk of aspiration
- Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
- Leprosy affects the larynx, damaging its mucosa and sensory nerves and loss of sensation may result in aspiration of food and secretions. The laryngeal lesion may be insidious. Post-mortem studies showed bronchopneumonia that could have originated from aspiration. In patients with laryngeal symptoms, dysphagia or aspiration pneumonia loss of laryngeal sensation should be looked for.
- Leprosy Review. Colchester: Lepra, v. 78, n. 1, p. 80-81, 2007.
- Acesso restrito
There are no files associated with this item.
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.