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11 Possible Causes for Acute Diarrhea, Descending Paralysis, Myasthenia Gravis

  • Botulism

    KEYWORDS: Acute infant hypotonia; Bacteroides fragilis; Botulinum toxin; CB; Clostridium botulinum; Diarrhea; IB; Infant botulism; infant botulism[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] INTRODUCTION: Clostridium botulinum is known to cause descending paralysis in infants throughout the world.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Findings that distinguish botulism from myasthenia gravis: nausea/vomiting, poorly reactive pupils, and paralysis of accommodation. [Purvin V, Kawasaki A.[web.archive.org]

  • Food Poisoning

    ) Contaminated water and food (eg, salad, cheese, meat) Acute-onset watery diarrhea starts 24-48 h after ingestion Concomitant vomiting and abdominal cramps may be present[emedicine.com] Myasthenia gravis - this is a descending paralysis.[atsu.edu] […] onset of abdominal cramps with diarrhea starts 8-24 h after ingestion.[emedicine.com]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    diarrhea: clinical and public health implications.[dx.doi.org] For example, in 1986, Ropper described patients who developed rapidly progressive oropharyngeal, neck and shoulder weakness that mimicked the descending paralysis seen in[vdocuments.net] Many neurologists are unfamiliar with PCB, which is often misdiagnosed as brainstem stroke, myasthenia gravis or botulism.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Respiratory Muscle Paralysis

    Abstract Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection in a malnourished 6-year-old boy was characterized by severe diarrhea, dehydration and marked hypokalemia, followed by acute[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Foodborne botulism is characterized by descending, flaccid paralysis that can cause respiratory failure.[who.int] Abstract A 34-year-old lady presented with generalised weakness of body, indistinguishable from myasthenia gravis within 24 hours of a wasp sting.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Inhalational Botulism

    A 28-year-old man who used cocaine intranasally presented to an emergency department with a 12-h history of confusion, acute diplopia, and diarrhea.[academic.oup.com] Recognition of the clinical presentation characterized by bulbar palsies and descending paralysis in the absence of sensory or central nervous systems symptoms is key to making[ohsu.pure.elsevier.com] We initially considered conditions such as Myasthenia Gravis or Guillain-Barre. However, the eye symptoms are not typical of these conditions.[vephealthcare.com]

  • Infantile Botulism

    , and diarrhea.[hawaii.edu] Note that, in many cases, descending paralysis may be absent.[symptoma.com] gravis and other myoneural disorders 2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to A48.51 : Botulism (foodborne[icd10data.com]

  • Clostridium

    The presence of C. difficile as a probable causal agent of acute diarrhea is suggested in several countries.[scielo.br] This neurotoxin characteristically causes a symmetrical, descending paralysis ( Fig. 18-3 ).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In this study, the prevalence of Clostridium spp. and C. difficile , from hospitalized children with acute diarrhea, was examined.[scielo.br]

  • Food Poisoning due to Bacillus Cereus

    Oral therapy for acute diarrhea. The underused simple solution. N Engl J Med . 1990;323(13):891–894. 20. World Health Organization; UNICEF.[aafp.org] Myasthenia gravis - this is a descending paralysis.[atsu.edu] […] weakness and paralysis start 1-4 d after ingestion, followed by constipation.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Normokalemic Periodic Paralysis

    Hypokalemia due to extrarenal loss of K -Most common cause of hypokalemia is gastrointestinal loss due to infectious diarrhea![quizlet.com] We identified the Met1592Val mutation of SCN4A in an affected descendent of this original normoKPP family.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Because of this progress, we are now recognizing new neuromuscular di seases as well as diagnosing more subtle cases of myasthenia gravis, myotonia, and metabolic myopathies[books.google.com]

  • Clostridium Perfringens Food Poisoning

    ) Contaminated water and food (eg, salad, cheese, meat) Acute-onset watery diarrhea starts 24-48 h after ingestion Concomitant vomiting and abdominal cramps may be present[emedicine.medscape.com] Myasthenia gravis - this is a descending paralysis.[atsu.edu] […] onset of abdominal cramps with diarrhea starts 8-24 h after ingestion.[emedicine.medscape.com]

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