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122 Possible Causes for Absent Knee Reflex, Muscle Twitch, Paresthesia

  • Hypokalemia

    […] deficiency may produce muscular weakness and lead to paralysis and respiratory failure; muscular malfunction may result in hypoventilation, paralytic ileus, hypotension, muscle[icd9data.com] The earliest signs are weakness and muscle cramps and numbness and tingling that usually begin in the lower extremities.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Muscular malfunction may result in paralysis of the bowel, low blood pressure, muscle twitches and mineral deficiencies (tetany).[rarediseases.org]

  • Electrolytes Abnormal

    twitching, abdominal cramps, elevated BP and HR, hyponatremia side effects of hypervolemia _________ for overhydration increases excretion of water and sodium restore normal[quizlet.com] Symptoms of low serum magnesium levels include: leg and foot cramps weight loss vomiting muscle spasms, twitching, and tremors seizures muscle weakness arrthymia Chloride[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Patients with significant deficiency may complain of muscle cramps, tetany, and paresthesias of the lips and extremities.[musculoskeletalkey.com]

  • Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis

    , severe muscle stiffness and various degrees of myotonia, twitching or other involuntary muscle movement, cardiac irregularities, and difficulty breathing.[rarediseases.org] Weakness can be accompanied by glove-and-stocking paresthesias.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] complete heart block, Mobitz type II second-degree atrioventricular block, ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation and asystole, muscle cramps, weakness, paralysis, paresthesias[jpharmacol.com]

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

    Ankle reflexes are usually reduced or absent, and knee reflexes may also be reduced in some cases.[clinical.diabetesjournals.org] On clinical examination, muscle twitches of fingers of both hands, as well as the abductor halluces and the dorsal interossei muscles of the right foot were observed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is a debilitating side effect of chemotherapy, which manifests as paresthesias, dysesthesias, and numbness in the hands and feet[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy

    Ankle reflexes are usually reduced or absent, and knee reflexes may also be reduced in some cases.[clinical.diabetesjournals.org] […] to lack of activity muscle twitching and cramps.[diabetes.org.uk] Its symptoms are paresthesia, dysesthesia and pain.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Lumbar Plexus Neoplasm

    […] jerking or twitching (seizures or convulsions) Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs After taking a complete medical history and doing a physical examination of your child[chop.edu] Presenting symptoms of plexus involvement may include pain, paresthesia, focal weakness, sensory deficits, and muscle atrophy.[content.iospress.com] Presenting signs and symptoms included palpable mass (60%), numbness/paresthesias (44%), radiating pain (44%), local pain (16%), and weakness (12%).[dx.doi.org]

  • Spinal Stenosis

    Spasticity, enhanced reflexes and pyramidal tract symptoms are characteristics of this disease, while muscular fasciculation is regarded as untypical.[doi.org] Paresthesia (or paraesthesia ) is an abnormal dermal sensation (e.g., a tingling, pricking, chilling, burning, or numb sensation on the skin) with no apparent physical cause[en.wikipedia.org] A 70-year-old special education teacher had neck pain, headaches, and burning paresthesia on the entire left side of her body.[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] Muscle cramping. Muscle twitching. Heat intolerance. Loss of bladder control.[phoenixneurology.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]

  • 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] Now I have pains worse in my left chest wall (maybe costrochonditis), biceps, quads and calves, dry mouth, fatigue, muscle twitching, numbness in hands and legs.[justanswer.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]

  • Conversion Disorder

    Reflex testing was symmetrical and normal at the knee, ankle, and elbow. Light touch and proprioceptive sensation was absent on testing of all four extremities.[journals.lww.com] Included are tremors, tics (involuntary twitches), and disorganized mobility or paralysis.[psychnet-uk.com] Sensory disturbances may range from paresthesias (“peculiar” sensations) through hyperesthesias (hypersensitivity) to complete anesthesias (loss of sensation).[britannica.com]

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