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167 Possible Causes for Decreased Ankle Reflex, Progressive Polyneuropathy

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    The concept of "structural plasticity" has emerged as a potential mechanism in neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases such as drug abuse, depression, and dementia. Chronic alcoholism is a progressive neurodegenerative disease while the person continues to abuse alcohol, though clinical and imaging studies show[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy

    Ms Q is a 52-year-old woman who has had progressive polyneuropathy in the setting of diabetes for the past 8 years.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] but are less sensitive. 2, 7,9,12 Decreased ankle reflexes are also common, as well as the electrodiagnostic equivalent, H reflexes.[dynamicchiropractic.com] Your doctor may also test your ankle reflexes. There’s no cure for diabetic neuropathy, but you can slow its progression.[healthline.com]

  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

    Shortly after HSCT the patient developed progressive polyneuropathy of the lower legs and hypoesthesia. Five months later a severe dementia followed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We report a 58-year-old woman with DADS that progressed to a severe case of classic CIDP.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We report a case of Waldenström's macroglobulinemia in an adult male presenting with cranial nerve palsy and rapidly progressive asymmetric polyneuropathy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare condition in pregnancy which is characterised by symmetrical progressive ascending polyneuropathy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] correlates with decreased/absent ankle reflex MRI cauda equina gandolinium enhancement in acute cases DIfferential Diagnosis Myasthenia gravis, ALS, infectious myelitis ([step2.medbullets.com] An 81-year-old man presented with fever, confusion and rapidly-progressive flaccid tetraparesis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Alcoholic Neuropathy

    […] of alcoholic polyneuropathy.[en.wikipedia.org] Results: Symmetric sensory-dominant polyneuropathy predominantly involving the lower limbs was the major clinical pattern.[n.neurology.org] Alcohol-dependent individuals are therefore at higher risk of inadequate intake of several vitamins ( Fairfield and Fletcher, 2002 ) and progression to alcoholic polyneuropathy[alcalc.oxfordjournals.org]

  • Arsenic-Induced Polyneuropathy

    ., sensory ataxia due to vitamin B 12 deficiency) Deep tendon reflexes References: [10] [11] [12] [9] Subtypes and variants Diabetic polyneuropathy Definition : progressive[amboss.com] […] neuropathy likely. 4 The isolated presence of neuropathic symptoms or decreased ankle reflexes is less valuable for diagnosis.[aafp.org] Consider a hereditary cause, long-term toxic exposure, or a metabolic disorder if patients have a slowly progressive chronic polyneuropathy.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

    peripheral neuropathy, and spinal degeneration.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In mildly affected cases the activity of the knee and ankle jerks may be either increased or diminished but in severely affected patients these reflexes are always decreased[ispub.com] […] normal One-Carbon metabolism leading to the observed clinical neurological manifestations such as nerve damage and, demyelination, degeneration of PNS leading to paralysis, progressive[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Diabetes Mellitus

    Signs include decreased or total loss of ankle jerk reflexes and vibratory sensation, with hyperalgesia and calf pain in some patients.[clevelandclinicmeded.com]

  • Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy

    Said G (1981) Progressive centripetal degeneration in polyneuropathies [French] . Rev Neurol 137 : 573–588 9.[nature.com] reflexes, the most useful physical examination findings for large fiber neuropathy are an abnormally decreased vibration perception to a 128-Hz tuning fork (likelihood ratio[en.wikipedia.org] In some patients, symptoms remain stable over time and fewer experience progressive deterioration [3].[escardio.org]

  • Hypertrophic Interstitial Neuropathy

    356.4 specified type NEC 356.8 in diseases classified elsewhere - see Polyneuropathy, in leg NEC 355.8 lower extremity NEC 355.8 upper extremity NEC 354.9 progressive hypertrophic[healthprovidersdata.com] Dejerine–Sottas disease, also known as Dejerine–Sottas syndrome, Dejerine–Sottas neuropathy, progressive hypertrophic interstitial polyneuropathy of childhood and onion bulb[en.wikipedia.org] Neuritis (see also Neuralgia) 729.2 interstitial hypertrophic progressive NEC 356.9 multiple (acute) (infective) 356.9 endemic 265.0 [357.4] progressive hypertrophic interstitial[healthprovidersdata.com]

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