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95 Possible Causes for Descending Paralysis, Flaccid Paralysis

  • Botulism

    Within a 3-month period, two infants presented non-specifically to hospital and rapidly progressed developing flaccid paralysis.[] Clostridium botulinum is known to cause descending paralysis in infants throughout the world.[] Infant botulism is caused by the ingestion of Clostridium botulinum spores and leads to a life-threatening descending motor weakness and flaccid paralysis in infant children[]

  • Paralysis

    The clinical presentation appears as typical ascending flaccid paralysis.[] descending paralysis , which occurs in conditions such as botulism .[] Neurological examinations revealed symmetrical flaccid paralysis in his lower extremities, but the patient was alert and his sensory system was intact.[]

  • Wound Botulism

    The clinical picture of botulism is of descending, symmetric, flaccid paralysis.[] Wound botulism in 7 heroin 'skin poppers' produced ophthalmoplegia and descending paralysis.[] paralysis of proximal muscles of the neck, arms, trunk, and respiratory muscles.[]

  • Hypoventilation

    I.e. if the pt was on a ventilator, lets say because of flaccid paralysis secondary to butulism, and didn't have a V/Q mismatch you can keep them well oxygenated with room[] paralysis (similar to paralytic-neurotoxic shellfish poisoning) Tick Paralysis (see Tick Paralysis , [[Tick Paralysis]]): toxin probably impairs acetylcholine mobilization[] paralysis (similar to botulism) Poisonous Lizard Bite (see Poisonous Lizard Bite , [[Poisonous Lizard Bite]]) Rabies (see Rabies , [[Rabies]]): ascending paralysis (may mimic[]

  • Miller-Fisher Syndrome

    AIDP is characterized by acute, areflexic flaccid paralysis.[] As mentioned earlier, descending paralysis is a characteristic manifestation of Miller Fisher syndrome.[] It is regarded as a localized variant of Guillain–Barré syndrome, which classically causes an ascending flaccid paralysis without brainstem involvement or ophthalmoplegia.[]

  • Accessory Nerve Palsy

    […] in patients with acute flaccid paralysis, particularly those who come from areas where WNV is endemic.[] paralysis caudal to injury due to spinal shock, followed by residual signs due to damage to spinal cord tissue.[] Vagus nerve lesion (X) Etiology Trauma Diabetes Inflammation Clinical features Flaccid paralysis of the soft palate nasal speech and deviation of the uvula away from the lesion[]

  • Progressive Bulbar Palsy

    paralysis of the voluntary muscles. periodic paralysis 1. any of various diseases characterized by episodic flaccid paralysis or muscular weakness.[] 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[] The muscles are flaccid, and there is often impairment of sensation. Causes of Central Paralysis . stroke syndrome is one of the most common causes of central paralysis.[]

  • Food Poisoning

    All toxins are proteins of 150,000 molecular weight that prevent release of acetylcholine at the neuro-muscular junction causing a flaccid paralysis.[] […] weakness and paralysis start 1-4 d after ingestion, followed by constipation.[] Myasthenia gravis - this is a descending paralysis.[]

  • Infantile Botulism

    paralysis.[] Note that, in many cases, descending paralysis may be absent.[] paralysis (floppy baby) drooping eyelids Studies Labs typically normal toxin may be detected from serum, stool, or wound process takes a few days, so this is only used as[]

  • Clostridium Botulinum

    […] a flaccid paralysis of the respiratory or cardiac muscles.[] paralysis of the arms, legs, trunk and breathing muscles (starts in the arms and moves down) With infant botulism , symptoms include constipation, weakness, a weak cry, a[] paralysis in humans that can be fatal in 5 to 10% of cases.[]

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