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Odynophagia



Name of Symptom/Sign:
Odynophagia
Classifications and external resources
ICD-10 R13.
ICD-9 787.2
DiseasesDB 17942

Odynophagia is painful swallowing, in the mouth (oropharynx) or esophagus. It can occur with or without dysphagia, or difficult swallowing.[1]

Additional recommended knowledge

Odynophagia often results in weight loss. It can be caused by many conditions, including very hot or cold food or drink, drugs, ulcers and mucosal destruction, upper respiratory tract infections, immune disorders, cancers, and motor disorders. [2]

References

  1. ^ Merck Manual Professional Edition Chest Pain
  2. ^ Merck Manual Professional Edition Chest Pain

See also

 
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