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111 Possible Causes for Absent Deep Tendon Reflex, Transverse Myelitis

  • Poliomyelitis

    Comparative clinical aspects of poliomyelitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and transverse myelitis are presented in Table 53-3 .[] Deep tendon reflexes were normal except for absent Achilles reflexes bilaterally. He could walk with leg braces.[] Table 53-3 Clinical Aspects of Poliomyelitis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and Transverse Myelitis. Epidemiology Poliomyelitis affects all age groups.[]

  • Spinal Cord Lesion

    […] other causes of transverse myelitis idiopathic (aquaporin 4 negative) post-infectious vascular spinal cord infarction dural arteriovenous fistula (dAVF)[] Rectal tone may be decreased, and deep tendon reflexes may be exuberant or absent. Imaging Traditionally, plain x-rays are taken of any possibly injured areas.[] Idiopathic acute transverse myelitis Idiopathic acute transverse myelitis (IATM) is an autoimmune myelitis that results in bilateral motor, sensory, and autonomic dysfunction[]

  • Tick Paralysis

    The differential diagnosis includes entities that are infectious or caused by toxins of infectious agents, such as epidural abscess, some causes of transverse myelitis, and[] Deep tendon reflexes are usually hypoactive or absent and ophthalmoplegia and bulbar palsy can occur. Children may be ataxic.[] Botulism Guillain-Barre Syndrome Myasthenia gravis Lambert-Eaton syndrome Diptheria Poliomyelitis Transverse myelitis Periodic paralysis Spinal Cord Compression Heavy metal[]

  • Anterior Spinal Artery Syndrome

    The Demographic, Clinical, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Featuresof Transverse Myelitis in Children. J Child Neurol. 2012;27:11-21 . 1. 27:11-21. [Full Text] .[] RESULTS: A 16-year-old girl with Down syndrome presented with urinary retention and acute complete flaccid paralysis of the legs with absent deep tendon and abdominal reflexes[] Diagnostic workup of patients with acute transverse myelitis: spectrum of clinical presentation, neuroimaging and laboratory findings.[]

  • Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis

    Recently there have been case reports of quadriparesis caused by dengue myositis, acute transverse myelitis 4,5 .[] In the majority of patients, deep tendon reflexes are markedly diminished or absent, although some patients may have brisk or normal jerks, even during paralysis ( 15 ).[] myelitis Epidural abscess Tumors Poliomyelitis Vascular malformations Cord infarction Cord compression from vertebral subluxation related to congenital abnormalities or trauma[]

  • Lumbosacral Plexus Disorder

    Transverse Myelitis Transverse myelitis is inflammation of the spinal cord, often specifically targeting the insulating material covering nerve cell fibers, the myelin sheath[] It is difficult to predict the individual recovery trajectory from transverse myelitis; some people have little to no residual disabilities, while others experience relatively[] Diagnosis of Transverse Myelitis Our team will diagnose your condition using several tests and procedures including a family and medical history, a physical exam and a clinical[]

  • Brachial Plexus Neuropathy

    Transverse myelitis. Retrospective analysis of 33 cases, with differentiation of cases associated with multiple sclerosis and parainfectious events.[]

  • Meningovascular Syphilis

    Acute syphilitic transverse myelitis: unusual presentation of meningovascular syphilis.[] Examination revealed monoplegia affecting the left upper limb with spasticity, hypertonicity and exaggeration of deep tendon reflexes.[] myelitis. 13,14 Diagnosis The diagnosis of MVS could be as simple as establishing the presence of syphilis in a patient with an acute brain or spinal cord infarct.[]

  • Varicella

    Cerebellar ataxia and encephalitis are seen frequently, while transverse myelitis, aseptic meningitis, Guillain Barre syndrome, meningoencephalitis, ventriculitis, optic neuritis[] deep tendon reflexes, anisocoria/Horner's syndrome Damage to body: hypoplasia of upper/lower extremities, anal and bladder sphincter dysfunction Skin disorders: (cicatricial[] Nervous/Psychiatric: Encephalitis; cerebrovascular accident; transverse myelitis; Guillain-Barré syndrome; Bell’s palsy; ataxia; non-febrile seizures; aseptic meningitis;[]

  • Neuromyelitis Optica

    BACKGROUND: Short transverse myelitis (STM) is considered uncommon in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD).[] Absent Deep tendon reflexes which may later become exaggerated. As mentioned earlier MS and NMO are often confused together.[] Furthermore, UT Southwestern launched the first comprehensive longitudinal study of transverse myelitis and neuromyelitis optica in 2012.[]

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