Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with Kennedy disease (KD)?

Updated: Sep 30, 2019
  • Author: Paul E Barkhaus, MD, FAAN, FAANEM; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Depending on degree of weakness, input from the physical therapist or physiatrist may be useful in optimizing the patient's abilities. If clinically significant dysphagia occurs, appropriate evaluation of their swallowing (eg, video radiographic swallow study) is indicated. This evaluation may need to be repeated to ascertain the need for and timing of gastrostomy-tube placement.


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