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161 Possible Causes for Descending Paralysis

  • Botulism

    Botulism is an important diagnosis to consider in a patient with rapidly progressive descending paralysis and normal sensorium.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 47-year-old white woman and her 51-year-old white husband presented with paralysis of multiple cranial nerves and rapidly descending paralysis approximately 72 hours after[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms include: blurred or double vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, and descending paralysis.[publichealthontario.ca]

  • 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 [14] Ascending paralysis contrasts with[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Wound Botulism

    Wound botulism in 7 heroin 'skin poppers' produced ophthalmoplegia and descending paralysis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This case report and discussion of wound botulism illustrate the following important points: Dysphagia, dysphonia, diplopia, and descending paralysis, in association with[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Botulism is an acute neurologic illness characterized by cranial nerve palsies and descending flaccid paralysis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Adult Primary Lateral Sclerosis

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

  • Hypoventilation

    paralysis (similar to paralytic-neurotoxic shellfish poisoning) Tick Paralysis (see Tick Paralysis , [[Tick Paralysis]]): toxin probably impairs acetylcholine mobilization[mdnxs.com] paralysis (similar to botulism) Poisonous Lizard Bite (see Poisonous Lizard Bite , [[Poisonous Lizard Bite]]) Rabies (see Rabies , [[Rabies]]): ascending paralysis (may mimic[mdnxs.com] Lyme Disease , [[Lyme Disease]]) Paralytic-Neurotoxic Shellfish Poisoning (see Paralytic-Neurotoxic Shellfish Poisoning , [[Paralytic-Neurotoxic Shellfish Poisoning]]): descending[mdnxs.com]

  • Miller-Fisher Syndrome

    As mentioned earlier, descending paralysis is a characteristic manifestation of Miller Fisher syndrome.[buzzle.com] paralysis Diplopia Numbness Dizziness Ophthalmoplegia more related diseases...»[rightdiagnosis.com] The eye muscles are typically affected first usually presents as a descending paralysis rather than ascending as seen in other forms of Guillain-Barre syndrome anti-GQ1b antibodies[brainscape.com]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

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