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161 Possible Causes for Absent Knee Reflex, Muscular Atrophy, Paresthesia

  • 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] RESULTS: All six patients had different degrees of muscular atrophy at nadir and in two, respiratory muscles were involved.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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] Peroneal muscular atrophy (PMA) and related disorders. I. Clinical manifestations as related to biopsy findings, nerve conduction and electromyography.[doi.org] 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]

  • Charcot Marie Tooth Disease

    Sensory loss is often identified when the doctor tests for deep tendon reflexes, such as the knee jerk, which are reduced or absent in CMT patients.[web.archive.org] atrophy Peroneal muscular atrophy Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease、C-M-T[wikidata.org] Patients also complain of numbness and tingling in their feet and hands, but paresthesias are not as common as in acquired neuropathies.[doi.org]

  • Caudal Spinal Cord Tumor

    atrophy Symptoms vary but might include pain, numbness, loss of sensation and muscle weakness.[medlineplus.gov] The numbness and paresthesia progress to a saddle distribution and extend into the lower extremity.[emedicine.medscape.com] atrophy.[en.wikibooks.org]

  • 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] atrophy, Dr.[sciencedaily.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]

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

    Ankle reflexes are usually reduced or absent, and knee reflexes may also be reduced in some cases.[clinical.diabetesjournals.org] Muscular atrophy of hand muscles persisted. Large fibers were involved more extensively than small fibers.[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]

  • Spinal Stenosis

    May be local related to spinal cord abscess and cause localized pain and muscle rigidity. spinal muscular atrophy see hereditary spinal muscular atrophy, hereditary neuronal[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] 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]

  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy

    Ankle reflexes are usually reduced or absent, and knee reflexes may also be reduced in some cases.[clinical.diabetesjournals.org] View/Print Table TABLE 2 Symptoms of Diabetic Neuropathy Sensorimotor neuropathy Muscular symptoms: muscle weakness (not fatigue), atrophy, balance problems, ataxic gait Sensory[aafp.org] Its symptoms are paresthesia, dysesthesia and pain.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Motor Neuron Disease

    Some MNDs, such as ALS and some forms of spinal muscular atrophy, are fatal.[ninds.nih.gov] He had no bulbar symptoms, dyspnea, paresthesias, or sphincteric incontinence. His medical history was significant for hypertension and hyperlipidemia.[jamanetwork.com] A somewhat better prognosis is seen in progressive muscular atrophy, where patients live up to 25 years.[symptoma.com]

  • Transverse Myelitis

    Distal tendon reflexes were absent in both lower limbs (knee & ankle) & normal in upper limbs (biceps, triceps & supinator).[alliedacademies.org] Doug was the global lead for a series of programs in Alzheimer’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).[myelitis.org] Soon after, the patient presented to the emergency department with symptoms of bilateral paresthesia of the lower limbs which ascended to the pelvis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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