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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.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Findings that distinguish botulism from myasthenia gravis: nausea/vomiting, poorly reactive pupils, and paralysis of accommodation. [Purvin V, Kawasaki A.[web.archive.org] paralysis and/or other symptoms, and reduce associated treatment costs to states.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

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

  • 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[verywell.com] AIM: To assess the treatment effects of rituximab in a population of patients with myasthenia gravis and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] What Is Myasthenia Gravis? Myasthenia gravis is a chronic condition that causes muscles to tire and weaken easily.[webmd.com]

  • 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.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] PURPOSE: To clinically characterize blepharoptosis in Hispanic New Mexicans with oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy and examine eyelid surgery outcomes.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Descending Paralysis
  • Myasthenia Gravis

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

    Missing: Descending Paralysis
  • Graves Disease

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

    Missing: Descending Paralysis
  • Multiple Sclerosis

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

    Missing: Descending Paralysis
  • Myasthenic Crisis

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

    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[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Eight of the 11 patients had ocular myasthenia gravis, and 3 had systemic myasthenia gravis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] PURPOSE: This clinical case report demonstrates blepharoptosis-induced corneal steepening and its subsequent resolution after blepharoptosis surgery.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Descending Paralysis
  • Ptosis

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

    Missing: Descending Paralysis

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