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Table 1 Warning Signs of a Swallowing Problem in A-T

From: Ataxia telangiectasia: a review

• Choking or coughing when eating or drinking  
• Poor weight gain during ages of expected growth or weight loss at any age  
• Excessive drooling  
• Mealtimes longer than 40–45 min, on a regular basis  
• Foods or drinks previously enjoyed are now refused or difficult  
• Chewing problems  
• Increase in the frequency or duration of breathing or respiratory problems  
• Increase in lung infections