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155 Possible Causes for Areflexia, Flaccid Paralysis

  • Enterovirus Infection

    The incidence of acute flaccid paralysis has been on a declining trend with the global efforts on eradication of polio virus.[] Abstract Miller-Fisher is a rare syndrome of childhood that presents with external ophthalmoplegia, ataxia, and areflexia.[] Paralysis (infrequent in both polio and non-polio intro viral infections): flaccid paralysis that is often asymmetric with proximal extremity muscles affected; lower extremities[]

  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    Flaccid paralysis Scoliosis Bed sores: Long term paraplegia may lead to pressure sores Respiratory failure Death Spinal muscular atrophy is transmitted via an autosomal-recessive[] Infantile X-linked spinal muscular atrophy (SMAX2) is a rare form of spinal muscular atrophy manifesting as severe hypotonia, areflexia, arthrogryposis, facial weakness and[] paralysis caudal to injury due to spinal shock, followed by residual signs due to damage to spinal cord tissue.[]

  • Adult Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    The examination may show all the characteristic findings of a lower motor neuron disease, namely absent/decreased reflexes, hypotonia, flaccid paralysis and muscle fasciculations[] Patients typically present during infancy or early childhood with progressive weakness, hypotonia, muscle atrophy, hyporeflexia /areflexia, and varying degrees of bulbar weakness[]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    CASE REPORT: An 82-year-old woman presented with acute ascending flaccid paralysis and acute respiratory failure.[] Areflexia and sensory disturbances are also common. Patients with GBS usually have albuminocytological dissociation on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis.[] Introduction: Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an autoimmune polyneuropathy causing acute flaccid paralysis and it is known to improve with plasmapheresis.[]

  • Hyperkalemia

    In 94 patients, flaccid paralysis was described and in 25, severe muscular weakness; in 65 patients, these findings were associated with other symptoms.[] And R – Reflexes, hyperreflexia or areflexia, they’re flaccid. So, MURDER, MURDER.[] In severe cases, weakness and flaccid paralysis may occur.[]

  • Tick Paralysis

    Tick paralysis is a rare, ascending, flaccid paralysis that occurs when toxin-secreting Ixodidae ticks bite and remain attached for several days.[] Tick paralysis is caused by a neurotoxin secreted in the saliva of a gravid female tick, and manifests with ataxia, areflexia, ascending paralysis, bulbar palsy, and ophthalmoparesis[] Review of the 14 published adult cases (age range 22–86 years) revealed that, in adults, the typical neurologic symptoms are muscle weakness (50%), areflexia (36%), ascending[]

  • Anterior Spinal Artery Syndrome

    After surgery, the patient experienced flaccid paralysis of lower limb and impaired sensation of touch and warmth of knee and below.[] Detrusor hyperreflexia was noted in 8 patients, a normal bladder in 1 and detrusor areflexia in 1.[] Soon after, flaccid paralysis with sparing of sensory functions, consistent with anterior spinal artery syndrome (ASAS), was diagnosed.[]

  • Acute Intermittent Porphyria

    Motor weakness is a major feature of an acute attack, and flaccid paralysis of all extremities can occur rapidly, within a matter of days.[] The predominantly motor neuropathy associated with weakness and areflexia in AIP can mimic Guillain-Barré syndrome. [7] Nerve conduction studies help in differentiating these[] Neurologic symptoms may also develop, including flaccid paralysis, seizures, neuropsychiatric and urinary symptoms such as retention or incontinence and constipation.[]

  • Autosomal Recessive Lower Motor Neuron Disease with Childhood Onset

    paralysis Dec tone Atrophy NB may look like Werdnig-Hoffmann Disease aka Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 1 Autosomal recessive Anterior horn degenerates Missing SurvivalMotorNeuron1[] Paralysis spread to become generalized, except for the cranial nerves, and by age 16 years, patients were tetraplegic with areflexia, contractures, and scoliosis, and required[] Patients typically present during infancy or early childhood with progressive weakness, hypotonia , muscle atrophy , hyporeflexia/areflexia, and varying degrees of bulbar[]

  • Syringomyelia

    Symptoms include dissociated sensory loss , presenting as a cape-like distribution of decreased sensitivity to pain and temperature, and flaccid atrophic paralysis in the[] A complete physical examination will then be performed to look for signs of any areflexia, muscle weakness or other classic features of Syringomyelia.[] […] in children, called acute flaccid myelitis.[]

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