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174 Possible Causes for Brisk Tendon Reflexes, Lyme Disease

  • Neuropathy

    These include certain viral or bacterial infections, including Lyme disease, shingles, Epstein-Barr virus, hepatitis B and C, leprosy, diphtheria, and HIV.[mayoclinic.org] Deep tendon reflexes are usually brisk, and muscle tone is spastic.[aafp.org] disease, HIV/AIDS, or hepatitis Leprosy Sarcoidosis, inflammation of the lymph nodes, lungs, liver, eyes, skin, or other tissues Sjögren syndrome, a disorder in which the[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

    These include certain viral or bacterial infections, including Lyme disease, shingles, Epstein-Barr virus, hepatitis B and C, leprosy, diphtheria, and HIV.[mayoclinic.org] Deep tendon reflexes are usually brisk, and muscle tone is spastic.[aafp.org] […] with Liability to Pressure Palsies (HNPP) Toxic / Secondary to drugs Toxins Secondary to Drugs Alcohol Inflammatory Infectious (with a specific casual agent identified) Lyme[peripheralneuropathycenter.uchicago.edu]

  • Myelitis

    Nervous system involvement occurs in up to 15% of patients with Lyme disease, most commonly manifested as cranial neuropathy, lymphocytic meningitis, and or radiculoneuritis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Deep tendon reflexes were absent in both lower limbs and brisk in left upper limb. Plantars were mute bilaterally.[omcr.oxfordjournals.org] Tests for treatable causes should include chest x-ray; PPD; serologic tests for mycoplasma, Lyme disease, and HIV; ESR; antinuclear antibodies; and CSF and blood Venereal[msdmanuals.com]

  • Tick-Borne Encephalitis

    Lyme disease and tick-borne encephalitis are common to Germany and, in some areas such as Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria, are prevalent.[stuttgartcitizen.com] All tendon reflexes appeared very brisk but pyramidal signs were absent. Sensory testing was normal.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Ticks in the Netherlands are most commonly associated with spreading Lyme’s disease.[dutchnews.nl]

  • Transverse Myelitis

    Pathologically brisk deep tendon reflexes are supportive of TM.[bioscience.org] Lyme disease. N Engl J Med 2014;370:1724-1731. Esposito S, Bosis S, Sabatini C, Tagliaferri L, Principi N: Borrelia burgdorferi infection and Lyme disease in children.[karger.com] Acute transverse myelitis may develop in people who have certain disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, Lyme disease, or lupus, or who take certain drugs[merckmanuals.com]

  • Mononeuritis

    Google Scholar [15] Steere A.C. : Lyme disease . N. Engl J Med 321:586–596, 1989.[link.springer.com] Examination of deep tendon reflexes is the single most important test in determining whether a problem in central or peripheral.[rcemlearning.co.uk] There are many causes of mononeuritis including diabetes mellitus, carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and Lyme disease.[medicinenet.com]

  • Mononeuritis Multiplex

    Google Scholar [15] Steere A.C. : Lyme disease . N. Engl J Med 321:586–596, 1989.[link.springer.com] Deep tendon reflexes were brisk in the lower extremities with flexor plantar response.[shmabstracts.com] Examination of deep tendon reflexes is the single most important test in determining whether a problem in central or peripheral.[rcemlearning.co.uk]

  • Peripheral Motor Neuropathy

    Neurological complications of Lyme disease. Med Health R I 2008;91(7):216-218. Halperin JJ. Lyme disease and the peripheral nervous system.[lermagazine.com] Deep tendon reflexes are usually brisk, and muscle tone is spastic.[aafp.org] […] with Liability to Pressure Palsies (HNPP) Toxic / Secondary to drugs Toxins Secondary to Drugs Alcohol Inflammatory Infectious (with a specific casual agent identified) Lyme[peripheralneuropathycenter.uchicago.edu]

  • Meningitis

    disease noninfectious common systemic disease e.g. - sarcoidosis neoplastic drugs (1) Ninety percent of all cases of meningitis occur within the first five years of life,[gpnotebook.co.uk] Examination showed brisk tendon reflexes but downgoing plantar responses. Joint position sense was impaired in the hands and feet.[doi.org] Thus, aseptic meningitis can be caused by Viruses Noninfectious conditions (eg, drugs, disorders) Occasionally, other organisms (eg, Borrelia burgdorferi in Lyme disease,[msdmanuals.com]

  • Arsenic-Induced Polyneuropathy

    Deep tendon reflexes are usually brisk, and muscle tone is spastic.[aafp.org] disease).[aafp.org] Conditions in this category are post-herpetic neuralgia, lyme disease, leprosy, HIV and post-infectious patients. 7- CONGENITAL HEREDITARY NEUROPATHY.[ggpainadvocacy.com]

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