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154 Possible Causes for Absent Ankle Reflex, Decreased Ankle Reflex

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    Chronic alcoholism is a highly prevalent and disabling condition, characterized by high rates of morbidity as well as early mortality due to excessive ethanol consumption. The clinical spectrum of chronic alcoholism is an unusual paradox for clinicians. Alcohol use in humans has continued for millennia and moderate[…][]

  • Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy

    reflexes, the most useful physical examination findings for large fiber neuropathy are an abnormally decreased vibration perception to a 128-Hz tuning fork (likelihood ratio[] […] the clinical examination in diagnosing diabetic peripheral neuropathy. [5] While the physician typically assesses the appearance of the feet, presence of ulceration, and ankle[]

  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy

    […] but are less sensitive. 2, 7,9,12 Decreased ankle reflexes are also common, as well as the electrodiagnostic equivalent, H reflexes.[] The ankle tendon reflex was absent in almost half of our patients (40.4 %).[] Your doctor may also test your ankle reflexes. There’s no cure for diabetic neuropathy, but you can slow its progression.[]

  • 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[] The exam may also show that reflexes such as the ankle or knee jerk are decreased or missing.[] […] correlates with decreased/absent ankle reflex MRI cauda equina gandolinium enhancement in acute cases DIfferential Diagnosis Myasthenia gravis, ALS, infectious myelitis ([]

  • Cauda Equina Syndrome

    .  Physical Exam:  Right plantar flexor weakness, absent right ankle reflex, and decreased anal sphincter tone.  Findings consistent w/ CES  Referral:  Medically evacuated[] Sciatica-type pain on one side or both sides, although pain may be wholly absent Weakness of the muscles of the lower legs (often paraplegia) Achilles (ankle) reflex absent[] Also, there may be decreased anal tone; sexual dysfunction; saddle anesthesia; bilateral leg pain and weakness; and bilateral absence of ankle reflexes.[]

  • Hereditary Areflexic Dystasia

    Reflexes are normal in approximately two thirds of patients. In one study, ankle jerks were absent in 37.5%, and areflexia occurred in 12.5%.[] […] gait, diminished sensation, reflexes, and muscle strength are frequently noted.[] Also seen with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease is a condition known as " drop foot ", where the foot cannot be raised at the ankle, (see picture to the right) Ankle sprains, abnormal[]

  • Lumbosacral Plexus Disorder

    […] patellar reflex L4 Medial lower leg/foot Knee extensors and ankle dorsiflexors Diminished or absent patellar reflex L5 Lateral leg/foot Hallux extension and ankle plantar[] Ankle jerk reflexes are most often lost. There are a few conditions that damage small nerve fibers early in their course.[] Patellar tendon reflex and ankle jerk were absent on the right leg. Sensory function could not be examined properly.[]

  • Arsenic-Induced Polyneuropathy

    […] neuropathy likely. 4 The isolated presence of neuropathic symptoms or decreased ankle reflexes is less valuable for diagnosis.[] 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[] […] distal perception (especially joint position sense ) Burning feet syndrome Atrophy and paresis of distal muscles; a hypoactive ankle jerk reflex Hyperpigmented, anhidrotic[]

  • Lumbar Spinal Cord Tumor

    ankle reflex in his right lower extremity.[] Neurological examination revealed a positive Laséque's sign, which distinguishes sciatica from disease of the hip joint, weakness of the extensor hallucis longus and decreased[]

  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

    In addition, as many as 30% of people with DPN experience muscle weakness, loss of ankle reflexes, and decreased balance and coordination. 2 This can significantly impair[] ankle reflexes.[] Ankle reflexes are usually reduced or absent, and knee reflexes may also be reduced in some cases.[]

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