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2,362 Possible Causes for Blepharoptosis, Descending Paralysis, Myasthenia Gravis

  • Botulism

    INTRODUCTION: Clostridium botulinum is known to cause descending paralysis in infants throughout the world.[] Findings that distinguish botulism from myasthenia gravis: nausea/vomiting, poorly reactive pupils, and paralysis of accommodation. [Purvin V, Kawasaki A.[] paralysis and/or other symptoms, and reduce associated treatment costs to states.[]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    RESULTS: A 41-year-old man presented with aggressive speech difficulty, dysphagia, right blepharoptosis, and quadriplegia following coma.[] For example, in 1986, Ropper described patients who developed rapidly progressive oropharyngeal, neck and shoulder weakness that mimicked the descending paralysis seen in[] Many neurologists are unfamiliar with PCB, which is often misdiagnosed as brainstem stroke, myasthenia gravis or botulism.[]

  • Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

    In its nontherapeutic form, the toxin is produced by bacteria and can cause a paralysis that starts with the muscles of the face and throat and descends over the rest of the[] AIM: To assess the treatment effects of rituximab in a population of patients with myasthenia gravis and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome.[] What Is Myasthenia Gravis? Myasthenia gravis is a chronic condition that causes muscles to tire and weaken easily.[]

  • Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy

    Progressive, usually symmetrical blepharoptosis, with or without dysphagia, appears during middle age. Muscular weakness in the limbs can be noted in some patients.[] Here we describe a case of a 45-year-old woman with antibody positive myasthenia gravis since age 16, who then develops treatment-resistant weakness due to genetically proven[] PURPOSE: To clinically characterize blepharoptosis in Hispanic New Mexicans with oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy and examine eyelid surgery outcomes.[]

    Missing: Descending Paralysis
  • Myasthenia Gravis

    Blepharoptosis surgery: In some cases, medication or other therapies may not be effective for treating ptosis.[] . 3 How common is myasthenia gravis?[] Surgical correction of blepharoptosis in patients with myasthenia gravis. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg . 2001 Mar. 17(2):103-10. [Medline] .[]

    Missing: Descending Paralysis
  • Graves Disease

    Abstract We present two patients with Graves' disease and concurrent myasthenia gravis.[] Myotonic dystrophy (MD) diagnosis was confirmed by genetic testing and myasthenia gravis (MG) by a positive titer of cholinergic receptor autoantibodies.[] Gravis, Autoimmune, Experimental/immunology Myasthenia Gravis, Autoimmune, Experimental/prevention & control Protein Processing, Post-Translational Receptors, Cholinergic[]

    Missing: Descending Paralysis
  • Multiple Sclerosis

    Evaluation of T cell subsets in myasthenia gravis using anti-T cell monoclonal antibodies.[] gravis and multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN), and cerebrovascular disease (ischaemic stroke, transient ischaemic attack (TIA)). 48 other controls not affected by neurological[] Thymic myoid cells and germinal center formation in myasthenia gravis; possible roles in pathogenesis.[]

    Missing: Descending Paralysis
  • Myasthenic Crisis

    BACKGROUND: Thymectomy is considered the most effective treatment in patients with myasthenia gravis.[] PURPOSE: Thymectomy is the first-line therapy for thymomatous myasthenia gravis patients.[] OBJECTIVES: Total thymectomy should be performed on thymoma patients with myasthenia gravis.[]

    Missing: Descending Paralysis
  • Blepharoptosis

    Here, we report a previously healthy 10-year-old Japanese girl with bilateral aponeurotic blepharoptosis who presented initially with bilateral blepharoptosis for about 4years[] Eight of the 11 patients had ocular myasthenia gravis, and 3 had systemic myasthenia gravis.[] PURPOSE: This clinical case report demonstrates blepharoptosis-induced corneal steepening and its subsequent resolution after blepharoptosis surgery.[]

    Missing: Descending Paralysis
  • Ptosis

    BACKGROUND: Involutional blepharoptosis is the most common type of acquired blepharoptosis.[] KEYWORDS: Myasthenia gravis; adjustable ptosis; developing countries; open innovation; ptosis crutch[] Evaluation and Management of Blepharoptosis . 1st. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag; 2010. Golnik KC, Pena R, Lee AG, Eggenberger ER.[]

    Missing: Descending Paralysis

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