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14 Possible Causes for Absent Ankle Reflex, Esophageal Motility Disorder

  • 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

    (disordered peristalsis, abnormal lower esophageal sphincter function) Gastroparesis diabeticorum (nonobstructive impairment of gastric propulsive activity; brady/tachygastria[] , pylorospasm) Diarrhea (impaired motility of the small bowel [bacterial overgrowth syndrome], increased motility and secretory activity [pseudocholeretic diarrhea]) Constipation[] GI manifestations of DAN are diverse, and symptoms and pathogenic mechanisms have been categorized according to which section of the GI tract is affected: Esophageal enteropathy[]

  • Hyperkalemia

    Gastrointestinal motility disorders during pregnancy. Ann Intern Med. 1993 ; 118 :366–375. Crossref Medline Google Scholar 156.[] Pregnancy and the lower esophageal sphincter. Gastroenterology. 1978 ; 74 :1334–1336. Medline Google Scholar 155. Baron TH, Ramirez B, Richter JE.[]

  • 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.[]

  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

    Reflexes were hyperreflexic but symmetric in the upper extremities with unsustained ankle clonus. Extensor toe signs were absent.[]

  • Autonomic Neuropathy

    Fifty percent of participants had peripheral neuropathy defined as 3 of the following: sensory symptoms, sensory signs, reduced or absent ankle reflexes, and reduced or absent[] Gastric and esophageal motility can be examined. Video fluoroscopy or a barium swallow will evaluate for esophageal motility disorders.[] (disordered peristalsis, abnormal lower esophageal sphincter function) Gastroparesis diabeticorum (nonobstructive impairment of gastric propulsive activity; brady/tachygastria[]

  • Triple A Syndrome

    Tendon reflexes were generally brisk but both ankle jerks were absent. Both plantar responses were extensor and he had pes cavus.[] Mousa and Rodrigo Machado, Esophageal Motility, Esophageal and Gastric Disorders in Infancy and Childhood, 10.1007/978-3-642-11202-7_4, (41-71), (2017).[] Gariepy, Genetics of Motility Disorders: Gastroesophageal Reflux, Triple A Syndrome, Hirschsprung Disease, and Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-obstruction, Pediatric Neurogastroenterology[]

  • Familial Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction

    As in adults, asymmetric reflexessuggest a lesion of the peripheralnerves or spinal segment An absent anal reflex suggests lossof innervation of the externalsphincter muscle[] Achalasia Esophageal and Gastric Varices Esophageal Atresia Esophageal Cyst Esophageal Diseases Esophageal Fistula Esophageal Motility Disorders Esophageal Neoplasms Esophageal[] […] the dorsum of the foot Indicates CNS disease, the ankle plantar flexes and dorsiflexes repetitively and rhythmically.[]

  • Diffuse Serous Labyrinthitis

    Reflexes are normal in the arms, diminished at the knees, and absent at the ankles. Toes are mute.[] motility disorders.[] Normal to perhaps slightly diminished reflexes in the arms Depressed reflexes at the knees Absent ankle jerks Diagnosis Electromyogram and nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS[]

  • Autosomal Dominant Spastic Ataxia Type 1

    ankle jerk reflexes, 100%  absent knee jerks, 85%  areflexia, 25%  extensor planter 20%  no opthalmoplegia  onset fourth or fifth decade  anticipation ?[] spasm. paroxysmal cerebral d. a diffusely abnormal electroencephalogram often seen with epilepsy. dyssomnia (dis-som′ne-a) Disturbance of normal sleep or rhythm pattern.[] ankle jerks after 25 years of age Early non-progressive signs Increased deep tendon reflexes Bilateral abnormal plantar response Marked saccadic alteration of ocular pursuit[]

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