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197 Possible Causes for Absent Ankle Reflex, Chronic Alcoholism

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    The clinical spectrum of chronic alcoholism is an unusual paradox for clinicians.[symptoma.com] Propranolol therapy decreased tremor more in the alcoholics than in essential tremor. The tremor of chronic alcoholism differs from essential tremor.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Probably the whole spectrum of muscle disease in chronic alcoholism may be commoner than has been suspected.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Alcoholic Neuropathy

    Abstract Chronic alcoholism is a medical, economical and social problem.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] ; (IV) chronic alcoholics with both motor and sensory symptoms.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] These include activation of spinal cord microglia after chronic alcohol consumption, oxidative stress leading to free radical damage to nerves, activation of mGlu5 receptors[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

    However, it is unclear whether alcohol alone is responsible for the neuropathic symptoms, because chronic alcoholism is strongly associated with malnutrition.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Most people with PN have reduced or absent ankle reflexes (involuntary responses to a stimulus).[thebody.com] Classically, ankle jerk reflex is absent in peripheral neuropathy.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy

    Causes linked with systemic diseases include: Diabetic autonomic neuropathies [ 5 ] Alcoholic neuropathy Subacute combined degeneration Liver disease Chronic kidney disease[patient.info]

  • Pernicious Anemia

    […] disease (COPD) chronic alcoholism folate (vitamin B-9) deficiency caused by poor diet or conditions that affect absorption Other vitamin B-12 deficiencies, such as those[healthline.com] A complication of severe chronic PA is subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord, which leads to distal sensory loss (posterior column), absent ankle reflex, increased[en.wikipedia.org] ankle reflex, increased knee reflex response, and extensor plantar response. [22] Other than anemia, hematological symptoms may include cytopenias, intramedullary hemolysis[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy

    Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy Paraneiplastic Neuropathy Metabolic Disease Uremia (including renal Failure) Hypothyroidism Nutritional Deficiencies Alcoholism[milwaukeeadvancedpodiatry.com] The ankle tendon reflex was absent in almost half of our patients (40.4 %).[em-consulte.com] A combination of other causal factors includes: High blood pressure Smoking Alcohol use Having chronic liver or kidney disease Vitamin B deficiency Certain medications, including[diabetes.co.uk]

  • Arsenic-Induced Polyneuropathy

    Thalidomide Associated with neuropathy in 50% of cases but severe in less than 10%. 20 Chronic alcohol use Neuropathy affects 25-66% of patients with chronic alcoholism. 21[now.aapmr.org] Proximal lower limb muscles were affected in 40% patients, rare upper limb involvement and ankle reflexes were absent in all with evidence of axonal degeneration and reinnervation[annalsofian.org] AP is known to be caused by chronic alcoholism, but vitamin deficiencies can be associated with development of AP.[synapse.koreamed.org]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    […] idiopathic neuropathy, unspecified G61 Inflammatory polyneuropathy G61.0 Guillain-Barre syndrome G61.1 Serum neuropathy G61.8 Other inflammatory polyneuropathies G61.81 Chronic[icd10data.com] 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] G61.89 Other inflammatory polyneuropathies G61.9 Inflammatory polyneuropathy, unspecified G62 Other and unspecified polyneuropathies G62.0 Drug-induced polyneuropathy G62.1 Alcoholic[icd10data.com]

  • Electrolytes Abnormal

    Chronic alcoholism is the most common cause of a low serum magnesium owing to poor nutrition.[surgeryencyclopedia.com] Inadequate dietary intake of magnesium, often caused by chronic alcoholism or malnutrition , is a common cause of hypomagnesemia.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Chronic alcoholism is the most common cause of hypomagnesemia, in part because of poor diet.[encyclopedia.com]

  • Spina Bifida

    Included in this category are disorders associated with increased membrane surface area, accelerated erythropoiesis, alcoholism, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease[emedicine.medscape.com] reflexes, sensory impairments [5] [6] [8] [10] Musculoskeletal: hip dislocation, syringomyelgia, scoliosis, foot and ankle deformities [9] Medical Management (current best[physio-pedia.com] Macrocytosis, sometimes without associated anemia, is often evident in persons with chronic alcoholism. [7, 8] Although the macrocytosis of alcoholism may be secondary to[web.archive.org]

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