LARYNGOLOGY AND BRONCHOESOPHAGOLOGY: Edited by Jacqui E. AllenCurrent opinion of presentation of dysphagia and dysphonia in patients with coronavirus disease 2019Miles, Annaa; Brodsky, Martin B.b Author Information aThe University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand bDepartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Outcomes After Critical Illness and Surgery (OACIS) Research Group, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Correspondence to Anna Miles, PhD, Speech Science, School of Psychology, Grafton Campus, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand. Tel: +64 9 923 8177; fax: +64 9 373 7902; e-mail: [email protected] Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery: December 2022 - Volume 30 - Issue 6 - p 393-399 doi: 10.1097/MOO.0000000000000836 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review Dysphagia and dysphonia are common presentations of both acute and long coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The majority of peer-reviewed publications in 2020 and early 2021 were expert guidance and consensus statements to support dysphagia management in multidisciplinary teams while protecting clinicians and patients from the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus. This review discusses dysphagia and dysphonia primary data published in 2021–2022, focusing on patient presentations, pathophysiology, and evidence for interventions. Recent findings Clinicians and researchers amassed knowledge of the cross-system presentation of dysphagia and dysphonia in patients with COVID-19, from severe disease requiring ICU stays to those with mild-to-moderate disease presenting to outpatient clinics. Pre-COVID-19 health status, hospitalization experience, presence of neurological symptoms, and impact of the virus to the upper aerodigestive and respiratory system need consideration in patient management. Long-term dysphagia and dysphonia manifested from COVID-19 require otolaryngologist and speech-language pathologist input. Summary Changes in immunity through population vaccination and variations in COVID-19 from SARS-CoV-2 mutations means prevalence data are challenging to interpret. However, there is no doubt of the presence of long-term dysphagia and dysphonia in our clinics. Long-term dysphagia and dysphonia are complex and a multidisciplinary team with a tailored approach for each patient is required. Copyright © 2022 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.