Characteristics of Dysphagia in Infants with Microcephaly Caused by Congenital Zika Virus Infection, Brazil, 2015


Leal, MC; van der Linden, V; Bezerra, TP; de Valois, L; Borges, ACG; Antunes, MMC; Brandt, KG; Moura, CX; Rodrigues, LC; Ximenes, CR; (2017) Characteristics of Dysphagia in Infants with Microcephaly Caused by Congenital Zika Virus Infection, Brazil, 2015. Emerging infectious diseases, 23 (8). pp. 1253-1259. ISSN 1080-6040 DOI: 10.3201/eid2308.170354

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Abstract

We summarize the characteristics of dysphagia in 9 infants in Brazil with microcephaly caused by congenital Zika virus infection. The Schedule for Oral Motor Assessment, fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing, and the videofluoroscopic swallowing study were used as noninstrumental and instrumental assessments. All infants had a degree of neurologic damage and showed abnormalities in the oral phase. Of the 9 infants, 8 lacked oral and upper respiratory tract sensitivity, leading to delays in initiation of the pharyngeal phase of swallowing. Those delays, combined with marked oral dysfunction, increased the risk for aspiration of food, particularly liquid foods. Dysphagia resulting from congenital Zika virus syndrome microcephaly can develop in infants >3 months of age and is severe.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
PubMed ID: 28604336
Web of Science ID: 405673200003
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/4328583

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