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61 Possible Causes for Descending Paralysis, Flaccid Paralysis

  • Botulism

    Abstract Botulism is the acute, flaccid paralysis caused by a neurotoxin produced by Clostridium botulinum.[] Clostridium botulinum is known to cause descending paralysis in infants throughout the world.[] paralysis and/or other symptoms, and reduce associated treatment costs to states.[]

  • 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.[] CONTEXT: Wound botulism (WB) is a potentially lethal, descending, flaccid, paralysis that results when spores of Clostridium botulinum germinate in a wound and elaborate neurotoxin[]

  • Tick Paralysis

    Tick paralysis is a rare disease characterized by acute, ascending, flaccid paralysis that is often confused with other acute neurologic disorders or diseases (e.g., Guillain-Barré[] […] that the acute ascending or rare descending type of paralysis originally described by Landry is simply a form of poliomyelitis, whereas others contend that Landry's paralysis[] Tick paralysis is a rare, ascending, flaccid paralysis that occurs when toxin-secreting Ixodidae ticks bite and remain attached for several days.[]

  • Intestinal Botulism

    Botulism manifests as acute, descending, symmetric flaccid paralysis caused by neurotoxin-mediated blockade of presynaptic acetylcholine release [ 1 ].[] Intestinal colonization botulism, rare in adults, should be considered for patients with descending paralysis, especially those with a preceding alteration in small bowel[] Clinical features Neurological symptoms Descending paralysis Peripheral flaccid muscle paralysis that descends caudally Typically begins in frequently used muscles Pupils:[]

  • Infantile Botulism

    paralysis.[] Note that, in many cases, descending paralysis may be absent.[] It is a decending, symmetric, flaccid paralysis, with cranial nerves palsies being the most common complication.[]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    CASE REPORT: An 82-year-old woman presented with acute ascending flaccid paralysis and acute respiratory failure.[] For example, in 1986, Ropper described patients who developed rapidly progressive oropharyngeal, neck and shoulder weakness that mimicked the descending paralysis seen in[] paralysis.[]

  • Motor Neuron Disease

    We report a heterozygous I113F mutation in a patient with familial ALS characterized by early and predominant bilateral vocal cord paralysis followed by descending spinal[]

  • Meningomyelocele

    Children with high lumbar lesions (L1, L2) have flaccid paralysis of knees and ankles and may walk with extensive braces and crutches.[] Descending pathways for upward gaze decussate in the posterior commissure and then descend to the ocular motor nuclei.[] . • Flaccid or spastic paralysis of the lower limbs • Urinary and or faecal incontinence • Hydrocephalus • Poor trunk control • Musculoskeletal complications • Scoliosis •[]

  • Anterior Spinal Artery Syndrome

    After surgery, the patient experienced flaccid paralysis of lower limb and impaired sensation of touch and warmth of knee and below.[] Soon after, flaccid paralysis with sparing of sensory functions, consistent with anterior spinal artery syndrome (ASAS), was diagnosed.[] A 16-year-old girl with Down syndrome presented with urinary retention and acute complete flaccid paralysis of the legs with absent deep tendon and abdominal reflexes.[]

  • Spinal Cord Transection

    It presents as a flaccid areflexic paralysis below the level of the injury with autonomic features (e.g., hypotension and bradycardia ).[] […] result in lower extremity weakness and paralysis (depending on the level of the lesion) along with sensory loss.[] paralysis and a complete absence of reflexes occur below the injury.[]

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