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18 Possible Causes for Decreased Deep Tendon Reflexes in Both Legs, Muscle Weakness

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    Many variants of presentation of GBS have been recognized, however a case presenting with primarily psychiatric and autonomic dysfunction preceding muscle weakness has not[] This is characterised by muscle weakness, which occurs because of damage to the peripheral nervous system.[] Symptoms of Guillain-Barré syndrome include: Neuro-muscular involvement Symmetrical weakness of extremities ( 90%) Neck muscle weakness Weakness of respiratory muscles (52%[]

  • Lead Poisoning

    We report a case of total hyperpigmentation of the skin, severe itching, muscle weakness and thrombocytosis.[] A child who swallows large amounts of lead may develop anemia, severe stomachache, muscle weakness, and brain damage.[] He and several others developed stomach pains and muscle weakness and unsteadiness.[]

  • Hereditary ATTR Amyloidosis

    ., neuropathic pain, alternation sensation [sensitivity to pain and temperature], numbness and tingling, muscle weakness, impaired balance, difficulty walking) Autonomic dysfunction[] weakness.[] weakness) Anterior tibial (0: normal, 2: good, 3: fair, 4: poor, 5: trace, 6: zero) Quadriceps (0: normal, 2: good, 4: fair, 6: poor to zero) Wrist flexion (0: normal, 2:[]

  • Tick Paralysis

    We propose toxin-mediated direct skeletal muscle involvement as one of the reasons for muscle weakness in tick paralysis.[] weakness.[] It is characterized by ascending paralysis that usually begins in legs with muscle weakness, loss of coordination and sensation, and potentially death from respiratory failure[]

  • Cauda Equina Syndrome

    In the postoperative period, the patient did not have any muscle weakness of leg but had residual saddle type sensory loss and sphincter dysfunction.[] We present a case of a 32-year-old woman with a history of BRCA1-positive metastatic breast cancer who complained of lower extremity muscle weakness increasing over a 2-week[] weakness resulting from metabolic disorders such as metabolic alkalosis.[]

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

    We present a 70-year-old male patient of Greek origin with choreatic movements of the tongue and face, lower limb muscle weakness, peripheral neuropathy, elevated creatinephosphokinase[] A 55-year-old woman with consanguineous parents developed slowly progressive, asymmetric muscle weakness and atrophy in her forearms, while her ability to walk remained unaffected[] It is manifested with pain, tingling, numbness, and muscle weakness.[]

  • Spinal Tuberculosis

    The predominant symptom of radicular pain and muscle weakness in the hand, along with a claw deformity, led to considerable delay in diagnosis.[] Neurological symptoms like abnormal sensations (paresthesia), nerve root pain, muscle weakness and paralysis of the lower half of the body (paraplegia) is a severe and late[] Pain in the spine leads to weakened muscles and causes the sufferer to sit and walk in a rigid and upright manner.[]

  • Alcoholic Neuropathy

    Muscle cramps. Muscle weakness. Numbness. Pain. Tingling.[] Seek immediate medical care for serious symptoms, such as numbness or tingling in your legs or arms, loss of bladder or bowel control, muscle spasms, muscle weakness, and[] […] immobile parts, sensory defects, muscle weakness and cramps, heat intolerance, impotence, dysuria, dysphagia, speech impairment, diarrhoea, constipation.[]

  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy

    Muscle weakness was assessed using a semi-quantitative score.[] Thus, muscle weakness in DPN is likely due to both a loss of muscle mass and a reduction in contractile quality.[] Demyelination slows or blocks conduction of impulses to muscles.[]

  • Neurosyphilis

    Left sixth cranial nerve palsy (Figure 2), absence of deep tendon reflexes, decreased strength in both legs and dysesthaesia.[] There may also be abnormal reflexes, muscle atrophy, and muscle weakness. Neurosyphilis is one form of dementia for which there are reliable diagnostic exams.[] Tabes dorsalis , complications of untreated syphilis that involves muscle weakness and abnormal sensations (numbness and tingling).Characterized by pain in the legs or abdomen[]

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