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Dysphagia in inclusion body myositis.
  1. A R Wintzen,
  2. G T Bots,
  3. H M de Bakker,
  4. J H Hulshof,
  5. G W Padberg
  1. Department of Neurology, University Hospital, Leiden, The Netherlands.

    Abstract

    Four elderly patients with inclusion body myositis and dysphagia are described. Dysphagia was the presenting symptom in three, preceding generalised weakness by 1.5 to 7 years. Myotomy of the cricopharyngeal muscle improved the symptoms and signs in 3 of the 4 patients. It is suggested that inclusion body myositis is not an infrequent cause of dysphagia in elderly people, and is amenable to treatment.

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