Pneumonia in Parkinson's disease: barium aspiration in videofluoroscopic swallowing study.

Author(s) Chang, K.H.; Tzeng, Y.T.; Wey, J.H.; Liu, Y.J.; Lin, Y.N.; Chung, W.K.
Journal Respirol Case Rep
Date Published 2020 Apr

Barium aspiration into the tracheobronchial tree is a remarkable warning sign of dysphagia-related aspiration pneumonia. Clinical swallowing assessment is warranted for patients with aspiration pneumonia and videofluoroscopic swallowing study is a good add-on tool for dysphagia treatment plan. In patients with Parkinson's disease, dysphagia is often overlooked due to atypical presentations.

DOI 10.1002/rcr2.546
ISSN 2051-3380
Citation Respirol Case Rep. 2020;8(3):e00546.