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24 Possible Causes for Ascending Numbness and Weakness

  • Hereditary ATTR Amyloidosis

    What is TTR-FAP and who gets it? Approximately 10,000, or 1.1 per 100,000 people in the world, are estimated to be living with TTR-FAP, which often shows up when patients are in their thirties or forties. TTR-CM tends to affect older males, ie., men who are 65 or older. However, many cases of both forms of the[…][pfizer.com]

  • TTR Amyloidosis with Polyneuropathy

    Diagnostic challenges in hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis with polyneuropathy: avoiding misdiagnosis of a treatable hereditary neuropathy Andrea Cortese 1 , 2 , Elisa Vegezzi 3 , 4 , Alessandro Lozza 1 , Enrico Alfonsi 1 , Alessandra Montini 1 , Arrigo Moglia 1 , 5 , Giampaolo Merlini 6 , Laura Obici 6 1 IRCCS , C Mondino[…][jnnp.bmj.com]

  • Subacute Transverse Myelitis

    A 56-year-old man was admitted to the hospital reporting 5 months of progressive ascending lower extremity weakness and numbness, inability to walk, bowel incontinence,urinary[medicinebyalexandrosgsfakianakisblog.wordpress.com] A 56-year-old man was admitted to the hospital reporting 5 months of progressive ascending lower extremity weakness and numbness, inability to walk, bowel incontinence,urinary[casereports.bmj.com] BACKGROUND: A 74-year-old man presented with rapid onset of weakness, numbness, and tingling in his legs, with symptoms ascending to his hands and forearms within days.[lymeneteurope.org]

  • Neurosarcoidosis

    A subacute radiculoneuropathy resembling Guillain Barré syndrome has also been noted, in which patients develop an ascending numbness and weakness which can sometimes become[royalfree.nhs.uk]

  • Transverse Myelitis

    A 56-year-old man was admitted to the hospital reporting 5 months of progressive ascending lower extremity weakness and numbness, inability to walk, bowel incontinence,urinary[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Derangement of the Lower Back

    Cauda equina syndrome, a rare complication of spinal stenosis in which ascending numbness or weakness and bladder or bowel incontinence results from extreme pressure on descending[sciatica.org]

  • Myelopathy

    […] feet and ascending lower limb weakness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] FINDINGS: A 60-year-old man, without any gastrointestinal symptoms, developed over the course of one week rapidly progressive gait imbalance, tingling and numbness in his[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cytomegalovirus

    A 56-year-old man was admitted to the hospital reporting 5 months of progressive ascending lower extremity weakness and numbness, inability to walk, bowel incontinence,urinary[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    It’s also called: Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy Landry’s Ascending Paralysis GBS is characterized by the rapid onset of numbness , weakness, and often paralysis[gbs-cidp.org] The generally accepted criteria for the diagnosis of Guillain–Barré syndrome include: progressive, ascending weakness of more than two extremities, areflexia and numbness[symptoma.com] Symptoms The symptoms of Guillain-Barrè syndrome include: Muscle weakness and paralysis affecting both sides of the body. Jerky, uncoordinated movements. Numbness.[mda.org.au]

  • Diphtheritic Neuropathy

    There is distal weakness which also ascends. Rarely cranial nerves are affected. Tendon reflexes become absent.[slideplayer.com] Idiopathic chronic sensorimotor neuropathy The patient complains of progressive symmetrical numbness and tingling in hands and feet, spreading proximally in glove and stocking[slideplayer.com]

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