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185 Possible Causes for Blepharoptosis, Slow Speech

  • Transient Ischemic Attack

    Patients rarely display eye movement dysfunctions as the primary symptom in transient ischemic attack. A 58-year-old patient with a history of hypertension and smoking presented with a 1-month history of paroxysmal exotropia of the left eye and double vision. No obvious abnormality was found in imaging examination[…][]

  • Heroin Dependence

    Slow or slurred speech Irregular sleep patterns, having difficulty sleeping, awake at unusual times, unusual laziness Red, watery eyes, pupils larger or smaller than usual[] […] movement Lying Spending time with a new friends that also use heroin Poor coordination Wearing sunglasses all the time, even inside and at night Slurred speech Failure to[] Physical Loss or increase in appetite, change in eating habits, unexplained weight loss or gain Slowed or staggered walking, bumping into things Smell of alcohol on breath[]

  • Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

    We present three patients with a clinical course and cerebrospinal fluid findings consistent with a diagnosis of primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS). Extensive and repeated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations showed only diffuse abnormality in brain and spinal cord, but no focal lesions. We propose[…][]

  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

    Prophylactic use of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in patients admitted with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is common practice; however, the impact of this treatment strategy on in-hospital complications and outcome has not been systematically studied. The goal in this study was twofold: first, to describe[…][]

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    Speech may become slow, slurred, and hesitant. People with multiple sclerosis may become unable to control emotional responses and may laugh or cry inappropriately.[] […] or difficult speech purple patches or pinpoint dots (rash) on the skin decreased urination or blood in the urine Interferon beta-1a may cause other side effects.[] Slow, slurred, and hesitant speech Mood Mood swings Inappropriate elation or giddiness (euphoria) Depression Inability to control emotions (for example, crying or laughing[]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    RESULTS: A 41-year-old man presented with aggressive speech difficulty, dysphagia, right blepharoptosis, and quadriplegia following coma.[] Brachial Variant (PCB) It characteristically involves cervical, brachial and oropharyngeal muscles, hyporeflexia or areflexia in upper limbs and sometimes facial palsy, blepharoptosis[] Less common symptoms include consciousness disturbance, blepharoptosis, limb weakness, bulbar dysfunction, dysphagia, photophobia, dizziness, blurry vision, headache, and[]

  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency

    Vertebrobasilar insufficiency is not an uncommon disorder. Five patients with vertebrobasilar syndrome due to stenosis of the vertebral artery at its origin from the subclavian artery were treated surgically by vertebrosubclavian angioplasty, with good results. When vertebral reconstruction is indicated, the results[…][]

  • Myasthenia Gravis

    […] speaking is the first symptom in about one-sixth of individuals.[9] Speaking[edit] Weakness of the muscles involved in speaking may lead to dysarthria and hypophonia.[9] Speech[] Blepharoptosis surgery: In some cases, medication or other therapies may not be effective for treating ptosis.[] Surgical correction of blepharoptosis in patients with myasthenia gravis. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2001 Mar. 17(2):103-10. [Medline].[]

  • Lateral Medullary Syndrome

    Blepharoptosis : Once life-threatening conditions have been ruled out and the patient is stable, visually symptomatic ptosis can be managed surgically.[]

  • Botulism


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