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458 Possible Causes for Abnormal Gait, Extremity Ataxia, Slurred Speech

  • 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] The NHS urges people to recognise the symptoms of stroke: fallen face, inability to hold arms high, slurred speech; and to know the importance of time — act fast to get medical[curlie.org]

  • 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] Difficulty in talking is evident with slurred speech. Diagnosis No laboratory tests help in diagnosing the condition.[symptoma.com]

  • Hereditary Cerebellar Degeneration

    In Friedreich ataxia, gait unsteadiness begins between ages 5 and 15; it is followed by upper-extremity ataxia, dysarthria, and paresis, particularly of the lower extremities[msdmanuals.com] Clinical signs are varied, with some patients having limb and gait ataxia along with episodic headaches or nausea, and others having gait ataxia, speech difficulty, and abnormal[encyclopedia.com] Other symptoms may include slow, unsteady and jerky movement of the arms or legs, slowed and slurred speech, and nystagmus -- rapid, small movements of the eyes.[ninds.nih.gov]

  • 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] People with PPMS may have trouble with balance and coordination or have difficulty walking.[healthline.com]

  • Hemiparesis

    Contralateral Ataxia – arm and leg Notes Weakness usually more prominent in leg than arm; extensor plantar response; no facial involvement or dysarthria.[strokecenter.org] The patient walks with an abnormally narrow base, dragging both legs and scraping the toes.[stanford25.wordpress.com] On examination, the patient was confused with hoarseness of voice and slurred speech.[ijcasereportsandimages.com]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    […] oneself (see 11.00G3b(iv) ). 11.15 [Reserved] 11.16 [Reserved] 11.17 Neurodegenerative disorders of the central nervous system, such as Huntington’s disease, Friedreich’s ataxia[ssa.gov] He had difficulty walking due to poor movement of his right leg, and was diagnosed as having Parkinson's disease because of akinesia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] speech, stumbling, and muscle twitching for 3 years.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Ataxia Telangiectasia

    We report the case of a 6-year-old female patient with Ataxia Telangiectasia, an extremely rare condition, who developed in addition a left cerebellar astrocytoma and a right[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The records of all patients seen at the Ataxia-Telangiectasia Clinical Center from July 1, 1995 to April 1, 1997 were reviewed to determine age of onset of gait abnormality[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We describe a 17-year-old boy with slurred speech, mild motor delays and learning disability diagnosed with atypical A-T in the setting of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Cerebellar Ataxia

    Key points • The peak incidence of acute cerebellar ataxia is in children between 2 and 4 years old, most commonly presenting as truncal, rather than extremity, ataxia. •[medlink.com] walking Speech disturbances with slurred speech and changes in tone, pitch, and volume Visual complaints Abnormal eye movements Headache Nausea and vomiting Lightheadedness[cookchildrens.org] We report the case of a 69-year-old woman who presented with sudden onset of left facial droop, dizziness, slurred speech and impaired balance.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • 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] Other difficulties include constant tremor, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, scoliosis, heart abnormalities and diabetes.[faraireland.ie]

  • Alcoholic Cerebellar Degeneration

    In Friedreich ataxia, gait unsteadiness begins between ages 5 and 15; it is followed by upper-extremity ataxia, dysarthria, and paresis, particularly of the lower extremities[merckmanuals.com] Cerebellar ataxia differs from gait problems due to abnormalities in other parts of the nervous system, such as the abnormal gait seen in Parkinson’s disease, normal pressure[hopkinsmedicine.org] Slowed and slurred speech 5. Nystagmus (quick, small actions of the eyes.) Is there a known treatment for Alcoholic Cerebellar Degeneration?[hncmag.com]

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