Symptom complex*

The aggregate of symptoms associated with a diagnosis, in the case of BVI patients, relating to a voice, swallowing, or airway disorder. Certain symptom complexes are virtually diagnostic for the disorder involved. Example: The symptom complex of [intlink id=”641″ type=”post”]vocal fold paralysis[/intlink] often includes [intlink id=”33″ type=”post”]air-wasting[/intlink], coughing on liquids, difficulty coughing up sputum (due to the non-percussive nature of the cough), and generalized fatigue experienced as a result of sustained voice use.

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