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243 Possible Causes for Deep Tendon Reflexes Absent or Decreased

  • Ataxia Telangiectasia

    The exam may show signs of the following: Tonsils, lymph nodes, and spleen below normal size Decreased to absent deep tendon reflexes Delayed or absent physical and sexual[] CNS abnormalities include cerebellar ataxia, dysarthria, choreoathetosis, decreased or absent deep tendon reflexes, various oculomotor disturbances, and a mixed sensorimotor[] […] to absent deep tendon reflexes multiple skin changes including eczema and "coffee-with-milk"x colored spots incomplete development of tonsils, lymph nodes, and spleen (hypoplasia[]

  • Familial Hypobetalipoproteinaemia Type 1

    Braunwald’s Heart Disease remains your indispensable source for definitive, state-of-the-art answers on every aspect of contemporary cardiology. Edited by Drs. Robert O. Bonow, Douglas L. Mann, Douglas P. Zipes, and Peter Libby, this dynamic, multimedia reference helps you apply the most recent knowledge in[…][]

  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

    Homocysteine (Hcy) is an independent risk factor for predisposing to atherosclerosis and endothelial dysfunction. Hcy levels increase with Vitamin B12 deficiency. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and the autonomic modulation of heart rate[…][]

  • Botulism

    There may be signs of: Absent or decreased deep tendon reflexes Absent or decreased gag reflex Eyelid drooping Loss of muscle function, starting at the top of the body and[]

  • Smith-Magenis Syndrome

    Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) is a multiple congenital anomaly/mental retardation (MCA/MR) syndrome link to a contiguous-gene deletion syndrome, involving chromosome 1 7p 11.2,whose incidence is estimated to be 1:25,000 livebirth. SMS is characterised by a specific physical, behavioural and developmental pattern. The main[…][]

  • Glycogen Storage Disease Type 4

    Glycogen storage disease type IV, also known as Glycogen branching enzyme deficiency, Andersen's disease or amylopectinosis is a rare inherited metabolic disorder. Clinically there are many variations in presentation. As soon as the disease begins, there is accumulation of the long un-branched chains mainly in the[…][]

  • Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

    Deep tendon reflexes are usually decreased or absent.[]

  • Wound Botulism

    Decreased or absent deep tendon reflexes, pupillary abnormalities, incremental responses to fast repetitive nerve stimulation, and positive serology for Clostridia botulinum[]

  • Polyneuritis

    Other features of GBS include absent or decreased deep tendon reflexes such as knee jerk, and an increase in the protein content of cerebrospinal fluid without a corresponding[]

  • Tick Paralysis

    Deep tendon reflexes are usually decreased or absent, and ophthalmoplegia and bulbar palsy can occur.[] Patients may report minor sensory symptoms, such as local numbness, but constitutional signs are usually absent.[]

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