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2,614 Possible Causes for Acute Respiratory Failure, Facial Muscle Weakness and Progressive Atrophy, Grip Strength Decreased

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    Acute respiratory failure is sometimes the first manifestation of the disease, although onset can be more insidious.[] Prior animal studies have shown that silencing SOD1 led to preservation of grip strength and a delay in the onset of motor function deficits [ 125, 126 ].[] In cranial nerves, common symptoms are atrophy of facial muscles and progressive bulbar palsy (PBP).[]

  • Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

    The patient presented with acute respiratory failure, making identification and management of her illness challenging.[] MuSK MG should be considered if there is facial or tongue weakness with atrophy, or weakness that predominates in neck or shoulder muscles.[] However, rare cases of severe respiratory compromise or respiratory failure have been reported in patients with LEMS.[]

  • Myotonic Dystrophy

    Clinical Presentation: Variable, progressive disability; facial and distal limb muscle weakness with myotonia; cataracts; cardiac conduction defects; diabetes mellitus; and[] The clinical course led progressively to major disability with severe proximal weakness and atrophy and, later on, distal weakness, atrophy and neck extensor weakness responsible[] , in males, testicular atrophy Key Diagnostic Features: MRI features: Subcortical hyperintensity of the white matter on T2-weighted sequences, with a predilection for the[]

  • Myasthenia Gravis

    respiratory failure after a 12-day hospitalization.[] Weakness then becomes generalised in about 80% of patients. 2 The most serious complication is myasthenic crisis: acute respiratory failure resulting from myasthenia gravis[] […] aggressive treatment with corticosteroids, pyridostigmine, intravenous immunoglobulin, and plasmapheresis, the patient clinically deteriorated and ultimately expired from acute[]

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  • Myasthenic Crisis

    Abstract Noninvasive mechanical ventilation using bilevel positive pressure ventilation (BiPAP) has not been studied in acute respiratory failure caused by MG.[] OBJECTIVES: To investigate the frequency, causes, and characteristic features of the course of isolated myasthenic crisis (defined as acute respiratory failure with the need[] CONCLUSIONS: BiPAP is effective for the treatment of acute respiratory failure in patients with myasthenia gravis.[]

    Missing: Facial Muscle Weakness and Progressive Atrophy
  • Motor Neuron Disease

    The case report outlined below describes acute respiratory failure requiring non invasive ventilation (NIV), at the time of diagnosis of MND.[] Symptoms include pharyngeal muscle weakness (involved with swallowing), weak jaw and facial muscles, progressive loss of speech, and tongue muscle atrophy.[] Acute respiratory failure has been reported. [ 7 ] Some patients with pseudobulbar palsy may have 'emotional incontinence', an over-reaction to sad or funny events that they[]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Acute stridor or obstructive respiratory failure may occur from sudden subluxation or superimposed airway oedema from infection or intubation.[] Splints can decrease pain and improve the strength of one's grip, but it may decrease hand movement.[] Studies also showed that laser therapy worked just as well as 'placebo' laser therapy to improve range of motion, function, swelling and grip strength.[]

    Missing: Facial Muscle Weakness and Progressive Atrophy
  • Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

    Indications for intubation in spinal cord injury are acute respiratory failure, decreased level of consciousness (Glasgow score 9), increased respiratory rate with hypoxia[] This could be caused by (i) decreased strength, (ii) triceps brachii paralysis which disrupts normal agonist–antagonist co-contractions, (iii) accuracy preservation at movement[] In high cervical SCI occurs acute respiratory failure, tetraplegia, anesthesia, lack of all reflexes below injury site, neurogenic shock, detrusor and rectum areflexia, ipsilateral[]

    Missing: Facial Muscle Weakness and Progressive Atrophy
  • Glycogen Storage Disease Type 2

    Dingyu Tan, Jun Xu, Yi Yang, Ming Gu and Xuezhong Yu, Postoperative acute respiratory failure caused by adult‐onset Pompe disease, The Clinical Respiratory Journal, 12, 1,[] grip strength and decreased ability to jump and hop. 99 Significant weakness attributable to debrancher deficiency most often is recognized in adult life. 21, 53, 58 In the[] Prognosis remains good as long as sustained, strenuous, and weight-bearing exercises are avoided, which can lead to acute renal failure.[]

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  • Funnel Chest

    Progresses to weakness of all 4 limbs, facial spasm, severe extensor contracture and atrophy of muscles.[] - See: GLOBOID CELL LEUKODYSTROPHY LAMININ A2-DEFICIENT MUSCULAR DYSTROPY Type: unknown, impairing/lethal Breeds: Domestic Shorthair, Siamese Symptoms at 6-12 months are weakness[]

    Missing: Grip Strength Decreased

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