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699 Possible Causes for Absent Deep Tendon Reflex

  • Friedreich Ataxia

    She had ataxia of gait, mild to severe limb ataxia, and reduced or absent deep tendon reflexes, but no evidence of spasticity on examination.[] On physical exam, the pediatrician notices nystagmus, absent deep tendon reflexes, significant loss of vibratory and proprioceptive sensation in his extremities, pes cavus[] Lower motor neuron lesion: absent deep tendon reflexes. Pyramidal : extensor plantar responses, and distal weakness are commonly found.[]

  • Vitamin E Deficiency

    deep tendon reflexes, bilateral Babinski's sign, reduced proprioception at four limbs, pes cavus and fasciculations of the tongue.[] All described patients exhibited persistent progressive cerebellar ataxia with generally absent tendon reflexes.[] […] limbs and dysarthric speech; muscular strength and trophism were slightly diminished in the distal muscles of four limbs and there was hypotonia of the arms; he presented absent[]

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    deep tendon reflexes and fasciculations • CPK levels are normal • pseudohypertrophy is absent Emery-Dreifuss dystrophy • similar clinical picture • no calf pseudohypertrophy[] Additional clinical findings in Duchenne muscular dystrophy Other clinical findings in Duchenne MD include absent deep tendon reflexes in the upper extremities and patella[] deep tendon reflexes • CPK levels are normal Treatment Nonoperative corticosteroid therapy (prednisone 0.75 mg/kg/day) indications 5 to 7-year-old child with progressive[]

  • Hypermagnesemia

    Neurological Exam: Decreased/absent deep tendon reflexes CLINICAL WORKUP: SERUM STUDIES Serum magnesium: this serum study will help aid in the diagnosis.[] Clinical features generally include nausea, vomiting, muscle weakness, lowered blood pressure, bradycardia, and reduced or absent deep tendon reflexes.[] deep tendon reflexes) Withhold foods high in magnesium, such as: Remember: “ A lways G et P lenty O f F oods C ontaining L arge N umbers o f M agnesium” Avocado Green leafy[]

  • Hyperkalemia

    deep tendon reflexes Diagnosis Suspect hyperkalemia in ALL patients with renal impairment, especially end-stage renal disease (ESRD) Serum potassium Can be artificially elevated[] deep tendon reflexes When hyperkalemia is discovered, investigate potential pathophysiologic mechanisms.[] Deep tendon reflexes may be depressed or absent, though cranial nerves, diaphragm function, and sensation are typically normal.[]

  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    He has tongue fasciculations and absent deep tendon reflexes. Serum creatine phosphokinase and aldolase levels are normal.[] Other symptoms may include: Decreased or absent deep tendon reflexes, such as the relfex that occurs when you tap on your knee.[] The patient’s deep tendon reflexes are absent, but he has tongue fasciculations. What is the cellular pathology and prognosis for this patient?[]

  • Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

    Debilitating muscle weakness, which is the main clinical manifestation of patients suffering from LEMS, is accompanied by reduced or absent deep tendon reflexes, and by various[] LEMS is characterized by depressed or absent deep tendon reflexes which helps to distinguish it from the myopathies and myositis diseases in which deep tendon reflexes are[] Deep tendon reflexes are usually decreased or absent.[]

  • Adult Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    deep tendon reflexes Respiratory failure Variable cranial nerve involvement: opthalmoplegia, facial diplegia Additional Specific SMA1Clinical Features [ edit ] Lack of motor[] Deep tendon reflexes are absent. Dysphagia may be present. Most children are confined to a wheelchair by age 2 to 3 yr.[] […] before birth until adulthood The weakness is symmetric and progressive Contractures, usually mild Anterior horn cell involvement, apparent due to tongue fasciculations and absent[]

  • Abetalipoproteinemia

    However, deep-tendon reflexes remained absent and plantar reflexes were still upgoing.[] Neurologic examination may reveal diminished or absent deep tendon reflexes and, less frequently, deficits in proprioception and ataxia.[] Neurological examination revealed mild dysarthria, reduced muscle bulk, bilateral proximal muscle weakness, absent deep-tendon reflexes, upgoing plantar reflexes, reduced[]

  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1

    Deep tendon reflexes are absent. Respiratory failure is common. Mild contractures (of the knees and, more rarely, of the elbows), and scoliosis may be present.[] As the disease progresses, autonomic dysfunction and tongue twitching develop, and deep tendon reflexes are absent.[]

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