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141 Possible Causes for Absent Ankle Reflex, Aspiration Pneumonia

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    CV – Hypertension, Dilated cardiomyopathy PULMONARY – none directly, but pts often develop pneumonia including aspiration. Also, suspect Klebsiella as a pathogen.[errolozdalga.com] Aspiration of respiratory tract bacteria (eg, MCS bronchoalveolar lavage) especially Streptococcus pneumoniae and Klebsiella pneumoniae .[rcpa.edu.au] pneumonia.)[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    F waves implicates nerve root involvement delayed/absent H reflex correlates with decreased/absent ankle reflex MRI cauda equina gandolinium enhancement in acute cases DIfferential[step2.medbullets.com] Thromboembolism, pneumonia, skin breakdown. Cardiac arrhythmia. Ileus. Aspiration pneumonia. Urinary retention. Psychiatric problems - eg, depression, anxiety.[patient.info] GBS mortality, estimated at about 5 percent, results from respiratory distress syndrome, aspiration pneumonia, sepsis, pulmonary embolism, and arrhythmias [9].[journalofethics.ama-assn.org]

  • Motor Neuron Disease

    Aspiration pneumonia was the most common cause of death (12/19; 63%) despite gastrostomy. One-third of the patients did not develop upper motor neuron dysfunction.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Individuals are at increased risk of choking and aspiration pneumonia, which is caused by the passage of liquids and food through the vocal folds and into the lower airways[web.archive.org] pneumonia, and mutism Muscular wasting and weakness may occur Parkinsonism may develop in some patients Dyspnea and hypoxic encephalopathy may be related positionally and[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    At clinical examination, ankle reflex was absent but the other deep tendon reflexes were brisk. She had amyotrophy and fasciculations in the 4 limbs.[dx.doi.org] Antisialorrhea agents Sialorrhea, or drooling, is embarrassing and is associated with aspiration pneumonia. The prevalence for patients with ALS is 50%.[emedicine.com] Serious complications arise when the disease affects the swallowing muscles which can lead to aspiration pneumonia or when it affects the respiratory muscles.[med.unc.edu]

  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

    Reflexes were hyperreflexic but symmetric in the upper extremities with unsustained ankle clonus. Extensor toe signs were absent.[dx.doi.org] Although aspiration pneumonia is the most common complication of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), the clinical impact of aspiration pneumonia on disease course and survival[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Qing fei tang could be useful for the prevention of recurrent aspiration pneumonia and bronchopneumonia in progressive supranuclear palsy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1

    Children with development of aspiration pneumonia were significantly older at time of tube insertion (P .05) than those with no aspiration.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] An adapted posture during meals and the advice of drinking water after meals to prevent aspiration pneumonias is recommended.[smartspeechtherapy.com] Complications that may result from SMA include: Aspiration (food and fluids get into the lungs, causing pneumonia) Contractions of muscles and tendons Heart failure Scoliosis[medlineplus.gov]

  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    In both, knee and ankle reflexes were absent and sensation was intact. Serum creatine kinase levels were normal.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Patients with feeding and swallowing difficulties had significantly higher rates of underweight and aspiration pneumonia than those without these problems.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Bulbar involvement predisposes the person with spinal muscular atrophy to recurrent aspiration pneumonia, due to weakening of the muscles necessary for efficient swallowing[encyclopedia.com]

  • Charcot Marie Tooth Disease

    Five months after the transient CNS symptoms, he finally developed signs and symptoms of neuropathy in the form of absent ankle reflexes.[pediatrics.aappublications.org] Laryngeal dysfunction with aspiration pneumonia.[patient.info] Ankle reflexes were bilaterally absent. Sequencing revealed a novel heterozygous c.712C T (p.R238C) mutation in the GJB1 gene.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Accidental Hypothermia

    The hypothermic patient is at high risk for aspiration pneumonia (from excessive bronchial secretions, impaired mucociliary function, and depressed cough reflex) and, after[nursingcenter.com]

  • Adult Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    pneumonia.[amboss.com] Bulbar involvement predisposes the person with spinal muscular atrophy to recurrent aspiration pneumonia, due to weakening of the muscles necessary for efficient swallowing[encyclopedia.com] Complications that may result from SMA include: Aspiration (food and fluids get into the lungs, causing pneumonia) Contractions of muscles and tendons Heart failure Scoliosis[medlineplus.gov]

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