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7,509 Possible Causes for Descending Paralysis, Foaming at the Mouth, Stroke

  • Botulism

    […] must be careful when diagnosing botulism because it may cause symptoms similar to diseases such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome, and strokes[aanem.org] INTRODUCTION: Clostridium botulinum is known to cause descending paralysis in infants throughout the world.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] At first, hospital staff thought she had suffered a stroke because of her slurred speech and muscle weakness.[web.archive.org]

  • Deliberate Exposure to Botulinum Toxin

    Misdiagnosis of botulism sometimes occurs as it is often confused with stroke, Guillain-Barré syndrome, or myasthenia gravis.[who.int] Conclusions: An aerosolized or foodborne botulinum toxin weapon would cause acute symmetric, descending flaccid paralysis with prominent bulbar palsies such as diplopia, dysarthria[experts.umn.edu] It presents with an afebrile, descending, symmetrical, flaccid paralysis of motor and autonomic but not sensory nerves.[emj.bmj.com]

  • Dementia

    Since high blood pressure is an important risk factor for stroke and stroke recurrence, drugs that lower blood pressure might play an important role in secondary stroke prevention[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Whether a stroke affects your thinking and reasoning depends on your stroke’s severity and location.[stroke.org] A stroke is usually the result of a burst blood vessel (known as haemorrhagic stroke) or a blood clot (known as an ischemic stroke).[web.archive.org]

    Missing: Descending Paralysis Foaming at the Mouth
  • Infectious Mononucleosis

    Neuroimaging demonstrated acute ischemic stroke involving the right frontal lobe.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Physical examination revealed areflexic motor paralysis, with mild to moderate sensory disturbance.[dx.doi.org] National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. . Accessed Oct. 26, 2015.[web.archive.org]

    Missing: Foaming at the Mouth
  • Scorpion Sting

    CONTEXT: Stroke following scorpion stings is rare.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] at the mouth, and symptoms of methamphetamine exposure.[medicaldaily.com] Serious symptoms start within minutes of the sting and may include: Increased salivation (foaming at the mouth or drooling) Blurred vision Trouble focusing Slurred speech[thesurvivaldoctor.com]

    Missing: Descending Paralysis
  • Generalized Motor Seizure

    Seizures can be caused by strokes , tumors, medications, fevers, infections or withdrawal. They are most often, however, associated with epilepsy .[franciscanhealth.org] […] at the mouth) ( Bladin and Eadie 2010 ).[medlink.com] A brain injury related to a head trauma, infection, or stroke also puts you at higher risk.[healthline.com]

    Missing: Descending Paralysis
  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency

    Vertigo is also a common symptom with brain stem and cerebellar strokes.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Horner's syndrome from damage to descending sympathetic fibres. Reduced corneal reflex from descending spinal tract damage. Nystagmus. Hypacusis. Dysarthria. Dysphagia.[patient.info] […] activity is also important to prevent stroke[medindia.net]

    Missing: Foaming at the Mouth
  • Eclampsia

    Home-onset strokes displayed a mortality rate of 40%.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The patient’s face initially may become distorted, with protrusion of the eyes, and foaming at the mouth may occur. Respiration ceases for the duration of the seizure.[emedicine.com] KEYWORDS: Pre-eclampsia; Pulmonary embolism; Stroke[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Descending Paralysis
  • Generalized Clonic or Tonic-Clonic Seizures

    But sometimes, this type of seizure can be triggered by other health problems, such as extremely low blood sugar, a high fever or a stroke.[mayoclinic.org] […] at the mouth) ( Bladin and Eadie 2010 ).[medlink.com] There may be saliva or foam coming from the mouth. If the person inadvertently bites their tongue or cheek, blood may be visible in the saliva.[hopkinsmedicine.org]

    Missing: Descending Paralysis
  • Pulmonary Edema

    Transpulmonary thermodilution study showed decreased stroke volume index and cardiac function index.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Lowering cholesterol levels - high cholesterol can lead to fatty deposits in the arteries, which, in turn, increases the risk of heart attack and stroke and therefore pulmonary[medicalnewstoday.com] […] distress syndrome, a life-threatening condition that prevents oxygen from getting to the lungs); reperfusion (a procedure that restores circulation after a heart attack or stroke[diversalertnetwork.org]

    Missing: Descending Paralysis

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