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338 Possible Causes for Absent Ankle Reflex, Peripheral Neuropathy

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    A consecutive sample of 62 chronic alcoholics was studied, 18 females and 44 males, aged between 28 and 69 years to assess the incidence and distribution of peripheral neuropathy[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The results show that alcohol-related neuropathy, especially when subclinical, seems to be frequent and mostly characterized by axonal degeneration of peripheral nerve fibres[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Peripheral Neuropathies Peripheral neuropathy occurs when there is damage to the peripheral nervous system.[disabilitysecrets.com]

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

    Most people with PN have reduced or absent ankle reflexes (involuntary responses to a stimulus).[thebody.com] […] management of generic peripheral neuropathy.[doi.org] Classically, ankle jerk reflex is absent in peripheral neuropathy.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy

    Abstract To investigate the relationship between diabetic autonomic and peripheral neuropathies, we carried out power spectral analysis (PSA) of heart rate variations and[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] , duration of diabetes and presence of peripheral neuropathy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] OBJECTIVE: To determine if hyperhomocysteinemia is a risk factor for the development of diabetic sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy (DSPN) and diabetic autonomic neuropathy[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • 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] In some cases, peripheral neuropathy may develop. GBS improves spontaneously, but the recovery period may take from several weeks to more than a year.[peripheralneuropathycenter.uchicago.edu] CONSUMERS: Click here for the Consumer Version Peripheral neuropathy is dysfunction of one or more peripheral nerves (the part of a nerve distal to the root and plexus).[merck.com]

  • Alcoholic Neuropathy

    Prognosis of alcoholic peripheral neuropathy.[jnnp.bmj.com] A new study describes a patient with alcoholic liver disease complicated by peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage affecting the arms and legs) who underwent a liver transplant[news-medical.net] The present study confirms the significant role of alcohol abuse in etiology of peripheral neuropathies.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy

    The ankle tendon reflex was absent in almost half of our patients (40.4 %).[em-consulte.com] A review of the literature reveals several cases of solitary ES of the foot in diabetic patients with peripheral neuropathy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Read more about the causes of peripheral neuropathy . Treating peripheral neuropathy Treatment for peripheral neuropathy depends on the symptoms and underlying cause.[nhs.uk]

  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

    ankle reflexes.[f1000research.com] Diabetic peripheral neuropathy, one form of diabetic neuropathy, affects the arms, hands, fingers, legs and feet.[symptoma.com] Ankle reflexes are usually reduced or absent, and knee reflexes may also be reduced in some cases.[clinical.diabetesjournals.org]

  • Friedreich Ataxia

    Tendon reflexes are absent in almost all cases but may be weakly present if the patient is examined early in the course of the disease.[emedicine.medscape.com] Peripheral neuropathy, skeletal deformities, high-arched feet, and rotation of the spine (scoliosis) also may occur. Read More[britannica.com] neuropathy resembling Friedreich’s ataxia, and markedly reduced plasma levels of vitamin E.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.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] Seven patients out of the eight had no previous diagnosis of CMT disease, although accurate familial history disclosed mild signs of peripheral neuropathy in five cases.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Ankle reflexes were bilaterally absent. Sequencing revealed a novel heterozygous c.712C T (p.R238C) mutation in the GJB1 gene.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Arsenic-Induced Polyneuropathy

    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] Features of Textbook of Peripheral Neuropathy Include : ̈ Practical yet comprehensiveóan accessible ìgo-toî reference for clinicians ̈ Covers all clinically relevant peripheral[books.google.com] .  Tendon reflexes: Absent or Preserved except at ankles  Recovery: With delay after removal of toxin  Progression ("coasting") for 1 to 4 months  Improvement: Months[slideshare.net]

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