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376 Possible Causes for Bell's Palsy, Peripheral Motor Neuropathy

  • Lyme Disease

    It is associated with facial palsy, is increasingly common in England, and may be misdiagnosed as Bell's palsy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] neuropathy and sometimes motor neuron disease, neuropsychiatric presentations, cardiac presentations (including electrical conduction delays and dilated cardiomyopathy),[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Here we present a case of occult bilateral facial nerve palsy due to Lyme disease initially diagnosed as Bell palsy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    The differential diagnosis was between a variant of GBS and Bell's palsy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In this type, the covering around peripheral nerve cells, called myelin, is damaged. Acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN).[childrenshospital.org] Electromyography showed peripheral nerve injury (mainly in axon). The patient was diagnosed as having acute motor sensory axonal neuropathy (AMSAN).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Intermittent Porphyria

    motor neuropathy.[bestpractice.bmj.com] A 45-year-old man with end-stage renal disease due to polycystic kidney disease was admitted to the hospital because of recurrent abdominal pain, progressive peripheral motor[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] neuropathies (motor paresis, n 7; impairment of bulbar or respiratory function, n 4).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Hepatic Porphyria

    neuropathy (patchy numbness and paresthesias), Proximal motor weakness (usually starting in upper extremities which can progress to include respiratory impairment and death[house.wikia.com] […] abdominal pain which is severe and poorly localized (most common, 95% of patients experience), Urinary symptoms (Dysuria, urinary retention/incontinence or dark urine), peripheral[house.wikia.com]

  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

    Symptoms can include: Chest pain Eye pain Changes in vision Bell's palsy ( paralysis on one side of the face) Pain in a localized area of the body What causes diabetic neuropathy[medicinenet.com] […] or sensorimotor neuropathy, and peripheral nerve perivasculitis or microvasculitis associated with vascular membrane attack complex protein deposits.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] palsy ) Problems with hearing This kind of neuropathy is unpredictable and occurs most often in older people who have mild diabetes.[m.webmd.com]

  • Lead Poisoning

    Can cause peripheral motor neuropathy (i.e., wrist drop). [Dsouza, 2009] There is no “safe” lead level – we are not supposed to have lead in our bodies.[pedemmorsels.com] Foot drop - due to motor peripheral neuropathy. Wrist drop - this is a late sign. Carpal tunnel syndrome. Gout.[patient.info] Peripheral blood films showed anisocytosis, basophilic stippling and Cabot's rings. Electromyography confirmed typical motor nerve neuropathy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Herpes Zoster

    Facial paralysis in the absence of vesicles may indicate zoster sine herpete, which can be mistaken for Bell's palsy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] motor neuropathy occurs in 5 to 10 percent of cases skin infection encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain transverse myelitis, or inflammation of the spinal cord white[medicalnewstoday.com] palsy.[doi.org]

  • Diabetic Neuropathy

    palsy) Pain in the shin or foot Pain in the front of the thigh Chest or abdominal pain The condition is diagnosed based on symptoms presented, a physical exam and a medical[symptoma.com] Peripheral motor neuropathy This typically presents as a neuropathy affecting small muscles of the feet and can lead to disturbance of the architecture of the foot which leads[nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk] Diabetic peripheral neuropathy doesn’t emerge overnight. Instead, it usually develops slowly and worsens over time.[acfas.org]

  • Herpes Zoster Oticus

    In this overview, the results of MRI studies performed on patients with acute peripheral facial palsy, especially Bell's palsy and herpes zoster oticus, are discussed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] motor neuropathy, aseptic meningitis, and cranial polyneuropathy. [2] Among these, vestibulocochlear symptoms such as vertigo, hearing loss, and tinnitus most commonly occur[journals.lww.com] motor neuropathy, aseptic meningitis, and cranial polyneuropathy. [2] Among these, vestibulocochlear symptoms such as vertigo , hearing loss , and tinnitus most commonly[journals.lww.com]

  • Miller-Fisher Syndrome

    Bell's palsy. Nonrecurrent v recurrent and unilateral v bilateral . Arch. Otolaryngol. 110 , 374–377 (1984).[nature.com] Nerve conduction studies were indicative of a predominantly axonal sensori-motor peripheral neuropathy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Common complaints associated with cranial nerve involvement in GBS include the following: Facial droop (may mimic Bell palsy) Diplopias Dysarthria Dysphagia Ophthalmoplegia[emedicine.medscape.com]

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