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132 Possible Causes for Absent Ankle Reflex, Flaccid Paralysis

  • Hyperkalemia

    In 94 patients, flaccid paralysis was described and in 25, severe muscular weakness; in 65 patients, these findings were associated with other symptoms.[] In severe cases, weakness and flaccid paralysis may occur.[] paralysis may occur.[]

  • 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[] Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is the most common cause of acute flaccid paralysis in children.[] CASE REPORT: An 82-year-old woman presented with acute ascending flaccid paralysis and acute respiratory failure.[]

  • Hypokalemia

    Severe hypokalemia results in extreme weakness of the body and, on occasion, in paralysis. The paralysis that occurs is "flaccid paralysis," or limpness.[] paralysis Decrease deep tendon reflexes Decreased bowel sounds Easy way to Remember 7 L’s Lethargy (confusion) Low, shallow respirations (due to decreased ability to use[] Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons - Ascending muscle weakness is a manifestation of hyperkalemia that can progress to flaccid paralysis that is comparable[]

  • 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[] paralysis associated with sensory deficits to all types of stimulation in the territory of the damaged nerve roots: a lower motor neuron paralysis.[] Acute poliomyelitis, however, begins as aseptic meningitis, followed by flaccid, asymmetrical paralysis developing within a week.[]

  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    In both, knee and ankle reflexes were absent and sensation was intact. Serum creatine kinase levels were normal.[] Flaccid paralysis Scoliosis Bed sores: Long term paraplegia may lead to pressure sores Respiratory failure Death Spinal muscular atrophy is transmitted via an autosomal-recessive[] paralysis caudal to injury due to spinal shock, followed by residual signs due to damage to spinal cord tissue.[]

  • Motor Neuron Disease

    In the past decade, hereditary forms of motor neuron disease (spinal muscular atrophy and/or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) are increasingly identified. As advanced genetic testing is performed, molecular diagnosis can be obtained. Identifying new gene mutations can lead to further understanding of disease. We[…][]

  • Familial Periodic Paralysis

    Periodic paralysis, familial Clinical Information Heterogenous group of inherited disorders characterized by recurring attacks of rapidly progressive flaccid paralysis or[] paralysis of the voluntary muscles. periodic paralysis 1. any of various diseases characterized by episodic flaccid paralysis or muscular weakness. progressive bulbar paralysis[] It is characterized by episodes of muscle paralysis in which the affected muscles become flaccid and the deep tendon reflexes disappear.[]

  • Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis

    Hypokalemia, with associated flaccid paralysis, and signs of hyperthyroidism, are the hallmark.[] In conclusion, clinicians should have a high index of suspicion, especially among Asians presenting with flaccid paralysis and hypokalemia.[] Acute recurrent episodes of flaccid paralysis, symmetrically affecting the proximal muscles of the lower limbs, either following strenuous physical activity or carbohydrate[]

  • Adult Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    The examination may show all the characteristic findings of a lower motor neuron disease, namely absent/decreased reflexes, hypotonia, flaccid paralysis and muscle fasciculations[]

  • Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis

    These procedures produced attacks of flaccid paralysis that occurred concomitantly with rapid rises in serum potassium concentrations and decreases in blood glucose and inorganic[] HyperPP is a rare genetic disorder that causes episodes of flaccid paralysis.[] Periodic paralysis, familial Clinical Information Heterogenous group of inherited disorders characterized by recurring attacks of rapidly progressive flaccid paralysis or[]

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