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World J Rheumatol. Nov 12, 2013; 3(3): 45-50
Published online Nov 12, 2013. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v3.i3.45
Dysphagia in rheumatological disorders
Sibel Eyigör
Sibel Eyigör, Ege University Faculty of Medicine Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department, 35100 Bornova, Izmir, Turkey
Author contributions: Eyigor S solely contributed to this paper.
Correspondence to: Sibel Eyigör, MD, Associate Professor, Ege University Faculty of Medicine Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department, 35100 Bornova, Izmir, Turkey. eyigor@hotmail.com
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Received: July 30, 2013
Revised: September 4, 2013
Accepted: November 7, 2013
Published online: November 12, 2013
Core Tip

Core tip: Although dysphagia symptoms are common in rheumatological diseases, these conditions are often overlooked. Both the diagnosis and treatment of them is an issue to be considered carefully as they will lead to an apparent improvement in the patient’s quality of life. Health professionals should be made aware of this issue.