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Flaccid Dysarthria



    • Signs of Flaccid Dysarthria

    • Hypernasal speech
    • Breathiness of voice
    • Monotone speech - single pitch, single loudness
    • Impaired articulation - imprecise consonants
    • Shortened phrases
    • Drooling
    • Significance

    • Occurs in the setting of a lower motor neuron lesion (bulbar palsy), neuromuscular or muscular weakness.
    • Causes of Flaccid Dysarthria

    • Surgical cranial nerve trauma
    • Brainstem stroke
    • Motor neurone disease
    • Guillain-Barré
    • Polio
    • Neurosyphilis
    • Myaesthenia Gravis
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