138 Possible Causes for Descending Paralysis

  • Botulism

    paralysis (3) bilateral symptoms (4) no fever (5) clear sensorium (6) lack of sensory findings Food-borne toxin absorbed from small intestine home-canned fruit and vegetable[lifeinthefastlane.com] The classic syndrome of botulism is a symmetrical, descending motor paralysis in an alert patient, with no sensory deficits.[emedicine.medscape.com] If untreated, illness may progress to cause descending paralysis; the shoulders are first affected, then the upper arms, lower arms, thighs, calves and so on.[www2.health.vic.gov.au]

  • Paralysis

    descending paralysis , which occurs in conditions such as botulism .[en.wikipedia.org] It can be associated with: Guillain–Barré syndrome (another name for this condition is Landry's ascending paralysis ) Tick paralysis [16] Ascending paralysis contrasts with[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Adult Primary Lateral Sclerosis

    References Mills CK: Unilateral ascending paralysis and unilateral descending paralysis. JAMA 1906;47:1638-1645.[karger.com]

  • Wound Botulism

    Symptoms include double or blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth, difficulty breathing, muscle weakness and descending paralysis[abqjournal.com] Signs and symptoms of botulism include: Double vision Blurred vision Drooping eyelids Slurred speech Difficulty swallowing Dry mouth Muscle weakness/descending paralysis Difficulty[kvia.com]

  • Hypoventilation

    Lyme Disease , [[Lyme Disease]]) Paralytic-Neurotoxic Shellfish Poisoning (see Paralytic-Neurotoxic Shellfish Poisoning , [[Paralytic-Neurotoxic Shellfish Poisoning]]): descending[mdnxs.com] Myasthenic Syndrome , [[Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome]]) Botulism (see Botulism , [[Botulism]]): botulinum toxin blocks acetylcholine release at neuromuscular junction Descending[mdnxs.com] paralysis (similar to paralytic-neurotoxic shellfish poisoning) Tick Paralysis (see Tick Paralysis , [[Tick Paralysis]]): toxin probably impairs acetylcholine mobilization[mdnxs.com]

  • Food Poisoning

    Myasthenia gravis - this is a descending paralysis.[atsu.edu] […] weakness and paralysis start 1-4 d after ingestion, followed by constipation.[emedicine.medscape.com] Presumptive diagnosis of botulism is made by the presence of a rapidly descending paralysis. A history of ingestion of home canned food or honey is helpful.[atsu.edu]

  • Chronic Catarrhal Conjunctivitis

    Acute descending paralysis. Modalities.-- Worse , least exertion, especially mental, after sleep, wet weather. A summer or hot weather remedy; patient is worse then.[homeoint.org]

  • Accessory Nerve Palsy

    Tepper, MD, FAHS Top 5 Articles From October 2015 An Unusual Case of Descending Paralysis Caused by West Nile Virus Clinicians should consider a diagnosis of West Nile Virus[practicalneurology.com]

  • Infantile Botulism

    […] observation and patient history based on acute onset of flaccid descending paralysis with clear sensorium without fever or paresthesias Stool sample for botulinum toxin EMG[medbullets.com] Note that, in many cases, descending paralysis may be absent.[symptoma.com] paralysis (3) bilateral symptoms (4) no fever (5) clear sensorium (6) lack of sensory findings Food-borne toxin absorbed from small intestine home-canned fruit and vegetable[lifeinthefastlane.com]

  • Progressive Bulbar Palsy

    Clinicians frequently think of the symptoms of botulism in terms of a classic triad: bulbar palsy and descending paralysis, lack of fever, and clear senses and mental status[diki.pl]

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