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17 Possible Causes for Blepharoptosis, Descending Paralysis, Myasthenia Gravis

  • Botulism

    Clostridium botulinum is known to cause descending paralysis in infants throughout the world.[] Physicians must be careful when diagnosing botulism because it may cause symptoms similar to diseases such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome[] paralysis and/or other symptoms, and reduce associated treatment costs to states.[]

  • Miller-Fisher Syndrome

    Bilateral ophthalmoplegia, blepharoptosis, areflexia, and ataxic gait were noted.[] As mentioned earlier, descending paralysis is a characteristic manifestation of Miller Fisher syndrome.[] A provisional diagnosis of ocular myasthenia gravis was made, and anticholinesterase inhibitor therapy was initiated.[]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    A 41-year-old man presented with aggressive speech difficulty, dysphagia, right blepharoptosis, and quadriplegia following coma.[] paralysis) Heavy metal intoxication (confusion, psychosis, organic brain syndrome) Hypophosphatemia (irritable, apprehensive, hyperventilation, normal cerebrospinal fluid[] Many neurologists are unfamiliar with PCB, which is often misdiagnosed as brainstem stroke, myasthenia gravis or botulism.[]

  • Ophthalmoplegic Migraine

    Typically, abducens nerve; oculomotor nerve; and trochlear nerve are involved with diplopia and blepharoptosis.[] […] tract (6) Dysphagia, hoarseness, paralysis of vocal cord, diminished gag reflex Issuing fibers ninth and tenth nerves (7) Loss of taste (rare) Nucleus and tractus solitarius[] Extensive clinical and laboratory evaluation, including testing for myasthenia gravis and magnetic resonance cerebral angiography, was unremarkable.[]

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

  • Spastic Paraplegia

    She underwent bilateral blepharoptosis surgery at the age of 61.[] —Erb's Palsy; Primary Lateral Sclerosis; Spastic Spinal Paralysis. Definition .[] Myopathies (inflammatory, toxic, inherited), neuromuscular junction disorders (botulism, myasthenia gravis), neuropathy (hereditary motor sensory neuropathy, alcohol, lead[]

  • Ptosis - Vocal Cord Paralysis Syndrome

    Blepharoptosis myopia ectopia lentis 0 *Blepharoptosis *Ectopia Lentis *Myopia.[] Horner's syndrome from damage to descending sympathetic fibres. Reduced corneal reflex from descending spinal tract damage. Nystagmus. Hypacusis. Dysarthria. Dysphagia.[] How and/or why did the patient develop myasthenia gravis?[]

  • Lateral Medullary Syndrome

    Blepharoptosis : Once life-threatening conditions have been ruled out and the patient is stable, visually symptomatic ptosis can be managed surgically.[] […] artery) thrombosis Signs of wallenburg syndrome - Ipsilateral nystagmus (vestibular nuclei) cebebellar ataxia (inferior cerebellar peduncle) palatal / pharyngeal / vocal cord paralysis[] gravis , Mobius syndrome, Charcot-marie-tooth syndrome, post-polio syndrome, Shy-Drager syndrome, Creutzfeldt-Jacob syndrome, neurolyme, neurosarcoidosis, neurosyphilis ,[]

  • Ophthalmoplegia totalis with Ptosis and Miosis

    Clinical features include MIOSIS; mild BLEPHAROPTOSIS ; and hemifacial ANHIDROSIS (decreased sweating)(see HYPOHIDROSIS).[] Allen's test Acute onset of a symmetric flaccid descending paralysis, afebrile and normal mental status. botulism What disease can pityriasis rosea mimic?[] Optometry. 2006 Nov;77(11):534-9.What Is Myasthenia Gravis? What Causes Myasthenia Gravis?[]

  • Secondary Myopathy

    Dinges WL, Witherspoon SR, Itani KM, Garg A, Peterson DM (2008) Blepharoptosis and external ophthalmoplegia associated with long-term antiretroviral therapy.[] It is critical to recognize this condition since it can progress rapidly to respiratory paralysis and life-threatening autonomic instability.[] MYASTHENIA GRAVIS Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune muscle disease characterized by progressively increasing weakness with exertion and recovery of strength with rest or[]

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