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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 134-135

Dysphagia due to tardive dyskinesia


1 Department of Psychiatry, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Sri Ramamurthy Medical College, Bareilley, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Base Hospital Delhi Cantt, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Pookala S Bhat
Department of Psychiatry, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune - 411 040, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-6748.90347

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Tardive dyskinesia (TD), neuroleptic-induced delayed onset movement disorder, remains an enigmatic phenomenon and a therapeutic challenge. Only a few cases of dysphagia also have been reported in world literature and to the best knowledge of the authors no case of TD manifesting as isolated dysphagia has been reported so far from India. We report a case of TD consequent to prolonged exposure to typical neuroleptics, manifesting as isolated dysphagia who responded well to a combination of Quetiapine, Donepezil and Vit E.


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