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Spastic Dysarthria



    • 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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