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177 Possible Causes for Behavior Problem, Slow Speech, Spasticity - Hyperreflexia

  • Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

    Affected individuals may have tremors, muscle stiffness (spasticity), exaggerated reflexes (hyperreflexia), weakness or partial paralysis of the muscles of the limbs, difficulty[icdlist.com]

  • Hallervorden-Spatz Syndrome

    Described features include 9,11 : progressive dementia extrapyramidal signs (rigidity, dystonia, choreoathetosis) corticospinal signs (spasticity, hyperreflexia) dysarthria[radiopaedia.org] These abnormalities progressed over the years with slowing of voluntary movements, rigidity of limbs and dystonic posturing. Speech was slurred.[jpgmonline.com] Additionally, affected individuals may experience a loss of intellectual function (dementia) and psychiatric symptoms such as behavioral problems, personality changes, and[ghr.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hyponatremia

    They are primarily central nervous system (CNS) manifestations, such as irritability, restlessness, lethargy, muscular twitching, spasticity and hyperreflexia, all of which[aafp.org] The patient displayed slowed speech and some difficulty with balance and gait. Potassium and creatinine levels were within normal limits.[casesjournal.biomedcentral.com] behavior. [21] Psychosis after a seizure is relatively common, occurring in between 6 and 10% of people. [22] Often people do not remember what occurred during this time.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Cerebral Palsy

    Spastic features included hypertonicity, hyperreflexia, and extensor plantar responses. Two older sibs had contractures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Do not mistake slow, slurred or halting speech as an indication of someones' intelligence.[ofcp.ca] Some behavioral problems are extreme irritability, feeding difficulties, persistent gagging or choking when fed after 6 months of age especially if the tongue pushes the food[web.archive.org]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    The upper motor signs include spasticity, hyperreflexia and weakness. The lower motor signs include amyotrophy, weakness and fasciculations.[symptoma.com] Symptoms of ALS include progressive muscle weakness beginning in the limbs, muscle twitching and cramping, slowed speech becoming progressively harder to understand, difficulty[brainfoundation.org.au] FTD patients show behavioral and/or personality changes or language problems.[medicalxpress.com]

  • Binswanger Disease

    Low back pain Progressive encephalopathy Pseudobulbar signs Rigidity Spasticity Urinary incontinence Last updated: 1/1/2017 Source: GARD (NIH) 1 • • • Back to: « Cerebral[familydiagnosis.com] Other prominent features of the disease include urinary incontinence, difficulty walking, clumsiness, slowness of conduct, lack of facial expression, and speech difficulty[prep4usmle.com] Behavioral problems (e.g., paranoia, hallucinations, and repetitiousness) may also develop as a result of the neuropathology and may interfere with communication.[asha.org]

  • Hemiplegia

    […] signs-weakness and impaired dexterity or coordination-and positive signs-spasticity or hyperreflexia [26].[web.archive.org] Speech and Language – Depending on the age and cause of injury, the child may have problems with speech, such as lack of speech or extremely slow speech.[chasa.org] Symptoms include movement problems similar to cerebral palsy, bouts of temporary, but sometimes painful paralysis that can last for minutes to days, behavioral problems like[igm.columbia.edu]

  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

    Neurological examination at age 67 disclosed pseudobulbar palsy, spastic gait, hyperreflexia, and presence of bilateral Hoffmann and Babinski signs.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The patient's language was characterized by AOS, with slow speech rate, prolonged intervals between syllables and words, decreased articulatory accuracy, sound distortions[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The patient presented with loss of recent memory, abnormal behavior and change in personality at the age of 60. The symptoms were progressive.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pseudobulbar Palsy

    Synonym: supranuclear palsy Muscles affected: (1) jaw (2) tongue (3) soft palate (4) pharynx (5) larynx (6) face Clinical findings in affected muscles: (1) spasticity (2)[meducator3.net] Signs and symptoms of pseudobulbar palsy include: Slow and indistinct speech Dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing) Small, stiff and spastic tongue Brisk jaw jerk Dysarthria[en.wikipedia.org] “The problem in PBA is that the affect does not accurately reflect mood.”[psychiatryadvisor.com]

  • Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease

    There is gross spasticity, hyperreflexia and extensor plantar response. In severe cases, the child is unable to sit unsupported and is certainly unable to walk.[patient.info] Slow progress is made to sitting or sometimes walking, and speech. This is followed by slow deterioration in the second decade of life.[contact.org.uk] That means children can have many problems, including: Balance and mobility problems Behavioral and learning disabilities Bladder issues Breathing difficulties Developmental[webmd.com]

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