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143 Possible Causes for Absent Knee Reflex, Paresthesia

  • Lumbar Disk Herniation

    Test your reflexes at the knee and ankle. These may sometimes be absent if there is a compressed nerve root in your spine. Straight leg raise (SLR) test.[orthoinfo.aaos.org] Ball, M.D. 6 Citing Articles A 29-year-old woman presented to the spine clinic with new-onset pain in her right leg, accompanied by paresthesia.[nejm.org] CLINICAL FEATURES: A 31-year-old man presented with severe lower back pain and pain, paresthesia, and plantar flexion weakness of the left leg.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hyperkalemia

    […] 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]

  • Spinal Stenosis

    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] Both patients complained of paresthesias and weakness in their lower extremities on postoperative day 1.[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] Its symptoms are paresthesia, dysesthesia and pain.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] first and second measurement, using pedobarography, in Group I, statistically significant difference was found for all of the assessed parameters: pain, burning sensation, paresthesia[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] 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] Lower extremity weakness with upper and lower extremity paresthesias developed progressively 11 months post transplantation, coinciding with immune control of CMV.[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] 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] She had distal numbness and paresthesias, minimal distal weakness and impaired vibratory sensation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hypokalemia

    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] Paresthesias, especially in the face, frequently occur.[orpha.net]

  • 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] We report a woman, who presented at the age of 56 years with gait unsteadiness and tingling in her feet.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In order to identify sensory loss the neurologist will test for deep tendon reflexes, such as the knee jerk, which are reduced or absent in CMT.[crystalinks.com]

  • Electrolytes Abnormal

    […] malnutrition, starvation, diarrhea, prolonged NPO status, nasogastric suctioning, ethanol ingestion, Crohn's and celiac disease, certain drugs neuromuscular irritability, numbness, tingling[quizlet.com] Patients with significant deficiency may complain of muscle cramps, tetany, and paresthesias of the lips and extremities.[musculoskeletalkey.com] Hypercalcemia is characterized with thirst, renal stones, anorexia, paresthesia, urinary frequency, bone pain, muscular weakness, confusion, abdominal pain, depression, fatigue[registerednursing.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] 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] reflexes, and dysarthria is minimal or absent. 73 74 76 Comparing the clinical parameters of those with point mutations to those homozygous for a GAA expansion, Cossee et[doi.org]

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