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30 Possible Causes for Absent Ankle Reflex, Reduced Abdominal Reflex

  • Hyperkalemia

    High potassium is usually found when your doctor has ordered blood tests to help diagnose a condition you're already experiencing or to monitor medications you're taking. It's usually not discovered by chance. Talk to your doctor about what your results mean. You may need to change a medication that's affecting[…][]

  • 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[] Exam is remarkable for symetric 3/5 lower and upper extremity weakness, absent ankle and patellar reflexes and 1 biceps reflex.[] […] conduction velocity reduced amplitude in compound muscle action potentials reduced amplitude with relatively preserved conduction velocity implicates axonal neuropathy delayed/absent[]

  • Motor Neuron Disease

    Motor neurone disease (MND) is a uncommon condition that affects the brain and nerves. It causes weakness that gets worse over time. It's always fatal and can significantly shorten life expectancy, but some people live with it for many years. There’s no cure, but there are treatments to help reduce the impact it[…][]

  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    In both, knee and ankle reflexes were absent and sensation was intact. Serum creatine kinase levels were normal.[]

  • Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis

    Hypokalemic periodic paralysis (hypoKPP) is a rare, autosomal dominant channelopathy characterized by muscle weakness or paralysis when there is a fall in potassium levels in the blood. In individuals with this mutation, attacks often begin in adolescence and most commonly occur on awakening or after sleep or rest[…][]

  • Familial Periodic Paralysis

    Periodic paralysis is a group of rare genetic diseases that lead to weakness or paralysis from common triggers such as cold, heat, high carbohydrate meals, not eating, stress or excitement and physical activity of any kind. The underlying mechanism of these diseases are malfunctions in the ion channels in skeletal[…][]

  • Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis

    Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis is a rare genetic disorder in which mutations of proteins encoding sodium channels cause sudden attacks of muscle weakness and a variable degree of paralysis that start in the first decade of life. The diagnosis can be difficult to make in the absence of a meticulous clinical and[…][]

  • Poliomyelitis

    On admission, the abdominal skin reflexes, knee jerks, cremaster and anal reflexes were absent and power in the lower extremities was reduced.[] Abstract The authors report the case of a boy aged 4 years who had sudden abdominal pain and inability to walk on the day before admission to hospital and who developed abdominal[]

  • 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[] abdominal aorta bilateral common iliac artery Ipsilateral internal & common iliac arteryTreatment: Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty; Stents 25.[] Patellar tendon reflex and ankle jerk were absent on the right leg. Sensory function could not be examined properly.[]

  • Lumbar Plexus Neoplasm

    abdominal aorta bilateral common iliac artery Ipsilateral internal & common iliac arteryTreatment: Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty; Stents 25.[] : May be reduced after exerciseElectrodiagnostic: EMG & NCV often normal Pelvic arteriography Bilateral stenoses of the internal iliac arteries (75%) Other stenosis Distal[] […] often normal Sensory Pain: Gluteal region after exercise; 85% Paresthesias Sensory Loss: Pan-modal; Not dermatomal; Distal or Proximal Weakness: Distal Proximal Leg Tendon reflexes[]

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