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291 Possible Causes for Abnormal Gait, Extremity Ataxia, Sensation Disorder

  • Stroke

    Ataxia, imbalance, unsteadiness, or disequilibrium. Vertigo, with or without nausea and vomiting. Diplopia (ophthalmoplegia). Dysphagia or dysarthria.[patient.info] Asymmetric step length is a common abnormal gait pattern in hemiplegic stroke patients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In rare instances, an EEG can cause seizures in a person with a seizure disorder.[hopkinsmedicine.org]

  • Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

    Later in the course of the disease there may be extreme emotional lability, ataxia, abnormal reflexes, and difficulty in urinating.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] A key symptom associated with PPMS is difficulty walking. This may result from the damage to the spinal cord that occurs with PPMS.[medicalnewstoday.com] Clinical manifestations include visual loss, extra-ocular movement disorders, paresthesias, loss of sensation, weakness, dysarthria, spasticity, ataxia, and bladder dysfunction[icdlist.com]

  • Tabes Dorsalis

    The condition tends to present 15 to 20 years after the initial infection and is characterized by lightening-like pains in the lower extremities, URINARY INCONTINENCE; ATAXIA[connects.catalyst.harvard.edu] , and disorders of sensation and vision resulting from degeneration of the spinal cord — called also locomotor ataxia First Known Use of tabes dorsalis circa 1681, in the[merriam-webster.com] The condition tends to present 15 to 20 years after the initial infection and is characterized by lightening-like pains in the lower extremities, Urinary incontinence ; Ataxia[jove.com]

  • Pernicious Anemia

    We describe a case of a young black woman with gradually progressive lower extremity paresthesias, weakness, and ataxia as the primary presenting symptoms of pernicious anemia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Neurological symptoms may include muscular weakness and abnormal gait.[orpha.net] ), ataxia and positive Babinski reflexes.[doi.org]

  • Friedreich Ataxia

    […] by ataxia of extremities and trunk, speech impairment, and lateral curvature of the spine ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 334.0 :[icd9data.com] Related Cases Disease: Friedreich’s Ataxia Degenerative Nerve Diseases Symptom/Presentation: Ataxia, Dizziness, and Vertigo Abnormal Gait Specialty: Genetics Medical History[pediatriceducation.org] A genetic disorder causes the condition. FA tends to gradually worsen over time.[columbianeurology.org]

  • Spinal Cord Tumor

    Coexisting emergence of lower extremity weakness and sensory loss may cause ataxia or a gait disturbance. [4] The Lhermitte sign (ie, sudden, electric shock–like pain with[emedicine.medscape.com] walking Muscle contractions or spasms Surgery While surgery is increasingly recommended for benign and malignant primary spinal cord tumors, the role of surgery in spinal[ucsfhealth.org] walking, sometimes leading to falls Back pain that's worse at night Loss of sensation or muscle weakness, especially in your arms or legs Muscle weakness, which may be mild[mayoclinic.org]

  • Spinal Cord Compression

    Patients may experience stiffness and heaviness of the affected extremity, they may present with an unsteady gait or ataxia (failure of muscle co-ordination) and foot drop[myvmc.com] Cervical myelopathy is a syndrome of difficulty walking, hand clumsiness, arm weakness, and/or numbness/tingling caused by compression of the spinal cord.[uncmedicalcenter.org] In the beginning of the spinal cord lesions by intradural extramedullary tumors in patients have radicular sensation disorders syndrome and asymmetrical neurological disorders[minclinic.ru]

  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

    In later stages, spasticity, extensor plantar responses, greater loss of position and vibratory sensation in the lower extremities, and ataxia emerge.[merckmanuals.com] Neurologic signs and symptoms: Numbness—tingling Weakness of legs, arms, trunk Impaired vibration—position sense Abnormal reflexes Unsteady or abnormal gait Balance problems[b12awareness.org] In advanced stages, when neurological problems set in, individuals experience confusion, irritability, forgetfulness, tingling sensation in the hands and feet, and difficulty[symptoma.com]

  • Conversion Disorder

    Her symptoms progressed to include low back pain, episodes of jerking and tingling of her upper extremities, and ataxia of her trunk and extremities.[journals.lww.com] The modified gait abnormality rating scale (GARS-M) may be useful for quantifying gait abnormalities in these individuals.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In the ICD-10 diagnostic manual, the different types of Conversion Disorder are referred to as Dissociative Disorders of Movement and Sensation.[traumadissociation.com]

  • Parkinson's Disease

    […] insomnia. 54 Less frequently reported effects in 1% to 5% of patients are depression, anxiety and irritability, hallucinations, confusion, anorexia, dry mouth, constipation, ataxia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] disturbance Abnormal gait Abnormal walk Impaired gait [ more ] 0001288 Hallucinations Hallucination Sensory hallucination [ more ] 0000738 Hyperreflexia Increased reflexes[rarediseases.info.nih.gov] Individuals with this disorder describe bothersome sensations deep within the legs such as itching, pulling, tugging, or creepy-crawly sensations.[hopkinsmedicine.org]

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