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242 Possible Causes for Absent Deep Tendon Reflex, Flaccid Paralysis

  • 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[] 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.[]

  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    He has tongue fasciculations and absent deep tendon reflexes. Serum creatine phosphokinase and aldolase levels are 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.[]

  • Adult Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    deep tendon reflexes Respiratory failure Variable cranial nerve involvement: opthalmoplegia, facial diplegia Additional Specific SMA1Clinical Features [ edit ] Lack of motor[] The examination may show all the characteristic findings of a lower motor neuron disease, namely absent/decreased reflexes, hypotonia, flaccid paralysis and muscle fasciculations[] Deep tendon reflexes are absent. Dysphagia may be present. Most children are confined to a wheelchair by age 2 to 3 yr.[]

  • Familial Periodic Paralysis

    paralysis of the voluntary muscles. periodic paralysis 1. any of various diseases characterized by episodic flaccid paralysis or muscular weakness. progressive bulbar paralysis[] To differentiate it from Guillian Barre syndrome, deep tendon reflexes are normal and 7th cranial nerve is spared.[] It is characterized by episodes of muscle paralysis in which the affected muscles become flaccid and the deep tendon reflexes disappear.[]

  • Poliomyelitis

    Deep tendon reflexes are also affected, and are typically absent or diminished; sensation (the ability to feel) in the paralyzed limbs, however, is not affected. [43] The[] The objective of this paper was to review the need for acute flaccid paralysis surveillance by presenting two cases.[] We report a case of acute segmental flaccid paralysis with respiratory involvement in an adult in the UK, with enterovirus D68 detected in a sputum sample.[]

  • Tick Paralysis

    Tick paralysis is a rare disease characterized by acute, ascending, flaccid paralysis that is often confused with other acute neurologic disorders or diseases (e.g., Guillain-Barré[] An 84-year-old man presented in June in coastal Mississippi with several days of subacute ataxia, bulbar palsy, unilateral weakness, and absent deep tendon reflexes.[] Tick paralysis is a rare, ascending, flaccid paralysis that occurs when toxin-secreting Ixodidae ticks bite and remain attached for several days.[]

  • Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis

    Acute recurrent episodes of flaccid paralysis, symmetrically affecting the proximal muscles of the lower limbs, either following strenuous physical activity or carbohydrate[] 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.[]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    An 82-year-old woman presented with acute ascending flaccid paralysis and acute respiratory failure.[] At the time of office visit, he could no longer walk or hold up objects, and had absent deep-tendon reflexes as well as weakened left lung breath sounds.[] paralysis.[]

  • Hypermagnesemia

    Although the clinical findings of muscle weakness, flaccid paralysis, respiratory muscle paralysis or cardiac arrest due to hypermagnesemia are well described in the literature[] Neurological Exam: Decreased/absent deep tendon reflexes CLINICAL WORKUP: SERUM STUDIES Serum magnesium: this serum study will help aid in the diagnosis.[] Posts doc4life Forum Guru Topics: 131 Posts: 240 Nov 21, 2003 - 5:57 PM #1 The earliest clinical indication of hypermagnesemia is....... 1. loss of deep tendon reflexes 2. flaccid[]

  • 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.[] Attacks of flaccid paralysis were seen in the patients[]

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