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Spastic Dysarthria

November 5th, 2019


  • Signs of Spastic Dysarthria

  • Slow speech
  • Harsh voice - strained-strangled quality
  • Impaired articulation - imprecise consonants
  • Significance

  • Spastic dysarthria occurs in the setting of an upper motor neuron lesion (pseudobulbar palsy).
  • Causes of Spastic Dysarthria

  • Internal capsular stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Motor neurone disease
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Encephalitis
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