Preventing Aspiration After Feeding in AADC Children

Preventing Aspiration After Feeding in AADC Children

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Preventing Aspiration After Feeding in AADC Children

Aspiration, a condition in which food or liquid enters the airway instead of the esophagus, requires our constant attention when caring for children with aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency. Due to the motor and autonomic dysfunctions associated with AADC deficiency, unfortunately, early death is common due to our children being at a high risk of aspirating. When my wife first learned about AADC, we began researching potential complications and issues we should note. Our doctor…

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