, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 166–169

Dysphagia in the pediatric AIDS population

  • Hilda Pressman
  • Susan H. Morrison
Original Articles


Failure to thrive is frequently reported in children with AIDS. The records of 55 children with AIDS were reviewed. At some point in their illness, 25 of these children presented with dysphagia that contributed to their failure to thrive. The various etiologies of the dysphagia are presented and treatment strategies are discussed.

Key words

Pediatric AIDS Dysphagia Swallowing disorders Feeding intervention 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hilda Pressman
    • 1
  • Susan H. Morrison
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Hearing and Speech CenterChildren's Hospital of New JerseyNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsChildren's Hospital of New JerseyUSA
  3. 3.UMD - New Jersey Medical SchoolNewarkUSA

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