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93 Possible Causes for Absent Knee Reflex, Cardiac Arrest, Paresthesia

  • Hyperkalemia

    arrest (PRCA).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] symptoms Patients with hyperkalemia may be asymptomatic, or they may report the following symptoms (cardiac and neurologic symptoms predominate): Generalized fatigue Weakness Paresthesias[emedicine.com] […] arrhythmias and cardiac arrest.[doi.org]

  • Hypokalemia

    Within 2 h of arrival, despite electrolyte repletion, he suffered cardiac arrest. Advanced cardiac life support was performed for 45 min.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The earliest signs are weakness and muscle cramps and numbness and tingling that usually begin in the lower extremities.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] GS most commonly manifests with muscle weakness, salt craving, thirst, nocturia, paresthesia (especially in the face), tetany, and abdominal pain ( 3 ).[clinchem.aaccjnls.org]

  • Electrolytes Abnormal

    In severe cases, cardiac arrest is grave danger decrease dietary magnesium intake, avoid magnesium based antacids and laxatives, monitor reflexes, vital signs and airway caused[quizlet.com] These abnormalities may cause or contribute to cardiac arrest and may hinder resuscitative efforts.[circ.ahajournals.org] Patients with significant deficiency may complain of muscle cramps, tetany, and paresthesias of the lips and extremities.[musculoskeletalkey.com]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    In GBS, deep tendon reflexes in the legs, such as knee jerks, are usually lost. Reflexes may also be absent in the arms.[ninds.nih.gov] arrest and paralysis of the muscles that control breathing.[scientificamerican.com] CONCLUSIONS A case of a rare variant of GBS is presented with facial diplegia and paresthesia and with unilateral facial palsy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

    Knee and ankle jerk reflexes were absent. No abnormalities involving the cranial nerves were found.[omicsonline.org] arrest and respiratory failure may also develop How is Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy Treated?[dovemed.com] The authors present the case of a 65-year-old woman who was admitted for paraparesis and paresthesias in the inferior limbs.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Myxedema

    Patients may suffer from cardiac arrest when not treated promptly.[ehealthwall.com] Risk Factors Age over 50 years Being female Assessment Lethargy and fatigue Weakness, muscle aches, paresthesias Intolerance to cold Weight gain Dry skin and hair Loss of[rnpedia.com] Paresthesia, ataxia, and prolongation of the deep tendon reflexes are characteristic neurologic manifestations. Bell's palsy due to hypothyroidism has been reported.[emjournal.net]

  • Hypermagnesemia

    Cardiac arrest may occur when blood magnesium concentration is 15 mg/dL (6.0 to 7.5 mmol/L).[merckmanuals.com] The symptoms depend on the serum concentration of magnesium and may include muscle weakness, facial paresthesias, and in severe cases, cardiac arrest.[symptoma.com] A 7-year-old male presented with cardiac arrest and was found to have a serum magnesium level of 41.2 mg/dL (33.9 mEq/L) after having received an Epsom salt enema earlier[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Friedreich Ataxia

    Most people with FA also have reduced or absent leg reflexes, such as the knee-jerk reflex. In a small fraction of people, FA leads to hearing loss or visual impairment.[web.archive.org] FA affects the long nerve cells, which controls your heart, so usually FA people succomb to cardiac arrest. You should investigate using Idebenone if you have FA.[steadyhealth.com] She denied any pain, numbness, tingling, difficulty with walking distances or up stairs, or fine motor problems including writing, tieing shoes, brushing teeth or eating.[pediatriceducation.org]

  • Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis

    At any time during an episode I may have an irregular heartbeat or I may go into cardiac arrest and/or respiratory arrest and die.[globalgenes.org] Weakness can be accompanied by glove-and-stocking paresthesias.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] arrhythmias Laboratory CMAP amplitues: Decrement with prolonged exercise ECG during paralytic attack: Prominent U waves; Possible sinus arrest Serum K during attack: Low[neuromuscular.wustl.edu]

  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

    On presentation, 50% of patients have absent ankle reflexes with relative hyperreflexia at the knees. Plantars are initially flexor and later extensor.[emedicine.medscape.com] Case of Wernicke’s encefalophalopathy and subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord due to cardiac arrest due to beriberi heart disease.[revistamedicina.net] ., paresthesia, peripheral neuropathy, spinal cord degeneration), Psychiatric symptoms (irritability, personality change, depression), Cardiovascular problems (e.g., myocardial[kidsnewtocanada.ca]

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