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34 Possible Causes for Decerebrate Posturing, Neonatal Hypotonia, Opisthotonus

  • Bilirubin Encephalopathy

    […] can lead to the development of acute bilirubin encephalopathy (ABE) which first presents as lethargy, hypotonia and poor sucking.[mhnpjournal.biomedcentral.com] […] and hypotonia followed by hypertonia are some of the earliest symptoms seen in acute disease, whereas abnormal extension of the neck (retrocollis), generalized aching and opisthotonus[symptoma.com] These include lethargy, decreased feeding, hypotonia or hypertonia, a high-pitched cry, spasmodic torticollis, opisthotonus, setting sun sign, fever, seizures, and even death[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Tay-Sachs Disease

    Psycho-motor deterioration increases by the second year and invariably leads to decerebrate posturing (typical of patients in persistent vegetative states), difficulty in[themedicalbiochemistrypage.org] Further deterioration in the second year of life results in decerebrate posturing, difficulties in swallowing, worsening seizures, and finally an unresponsive, vegetative[flipper.diff.org]

  • Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy

    Eventually, they present decerebrate posturing and die. Late-onset GLC is also characterized by normal development until symptom onset.[symptoma.com] Can vary and depends on the age of onset 5 . hypertonia irritability delayed milestones loss of developed milestones fever myoclonus opisthotonus nystagmus There are at least[radiopaedia.org] Within two to four months of onset, most patients reach stage II, which is characterized by opisthotonus, hypertonic flexion of limbs, exaggerated deep tendon reflexes and[ijri.org]

  • Encephalopathy

    SUMMARY: Neonatal encephalopathy is a heterogeneous disorder that is characterized by alterations in mental status, hypotonia, seizures, and abnormalities in feeding and respiration[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] posturing, muscle spasticity, and bilateral extensor plantar reflexes.[fpnotebook.com] Neonates have poor suckling reflexes, hypotonia and manifest with generalized and symmetrical tonic spasms that can appear in clusters or singly and can last for up to 10[orpha.net]

  • Miller Dieker Syndrome

    Systemic phenotypic findings can vary greatly but include neonatal hypotonia, moderate to severe weakness, severe mental retardation, and seizures. [11] [12] [13] Eye findings[eyewiki.aao.org] Infants often demonstrate abnormal arching (opisthotonus). Later, distal spasticity becomes more prominent, although hypotonia remains.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The neonatal period for a female infant born at 39 weeks gestation by emergency Caesarean section was complicated by frequent epileptic seizures as well as hypotonia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Intermediate Maple Syrup Urine Disease

    […] onset, poor feeding, vomiting, lethargy, hypertonia or hypotonia, ketoacidosis, and seizures Markedly increased alloisoleucine, BCAA, and BCKA 0–2 Intermediate Failure to[jn.nutrition.org] Diseases Reference Index «Decerebrate posture». [online] Available at:[maplesyrupstory.blogspot.com] The symptomes of MSUD are mental and physical retardation, feeding problems, vomiting, dehydration, lethargy, hypotonia, seizures, hypoglycaemia, ketoacidosis, opisthotonus[i12r-studfilesrv.informatik.tu-muenchen.de]

  • Dysmyelination with Jaundice

    hypotonia Polyneuropathy Neonatal respiratory distress Arrhythmia Motor polyneuropathy Motor deterioration Gait ataxia Decreased activity of mitochondrial respiratory chain[mendelian.co] Within 2 years of onset, gait disturbance, quadriplegia, blindness, and decerebrate posturing may be seen.[es.slideshare.net] Species affected : Bovine Symptoms : Abnormal hindlimb reflexes (increased or decreased); Abnormal proprioceptive positioning; Inability to stand, prostration; Opisthotonus[allpaedia.com]

  • Carbamoyl Phosphate Synthetase Deficiency

    Neonatal onset results in clinical features that include irritability, vomiting, lethargy, seizures, neonatal hypotonia; respiratory alkalosis; hyperammonemia; coma, and death[icd9data.com] Ten hours after delivery, she became disoriented and agitated; she progressed within a few hours to coma and decerebrate posturing.[annals.org] By 96 hours, the newborn is extremely lethargic and opisthotonus is observed.[medbullets.com]

  • Classic Maple Syrup Urine Disease

    […] onset, poor feeding, vomiting, lethargy, hypertonia or hypotonia, ketoacidosis, and seizures Markedly increased alloisoleucine, BCAA, and BCKA 0–2 Intermediate Failure to[jn.nutrition.org] Neurological signs will alternate from hypo- to hypertonia and extension of the arms resembling decerebrate posturing.[themedicalbiochemistrypage.org] Progressive encephalopathy with lethargy, intermittent apnea, stereotyped movements (described as "fencing" and bicycling") and opisthotonus occur in the first few days of[orpha.net]

  • Meningism

    History Symptoms of neonatal bacterial meningitis are nonspecific and include the following: Poor feeding Lethargy Irritability Apnea Listlessness Apathy Fever Hypothermia[emedicine.medscape.com] posturing, locked-in syndrome, or coma); or unexplained illness [greater than]48 hours in duration associated with fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain and[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Patients may also show opisthotonus—spasm of the whole body that leads to legs and head being bent back and body bowed forward.[en.wikipedia.org]

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