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84 Possible Causes for Descending Paralysis, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis

  • Botulism

    Both botulism and Miller-Fisher variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome were initial diagnostic considerations, and she was treated with intravenous immunoglobulin and botulinum[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Clostridium botulinum is known to cause descending paralysis in infants throughout the world.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Physicians must be careful when diagnosing botulism because it may cause symptoms similar to diseases such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome[aanem.org]

  • Paralysis

    "Guillain-Barré syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which the body usually is responding to another infection.[cbsnews.com] descending paralysis , which occurs in conditions such as botulism .[en.wikipedia.org] The most common example of a metabolic disorder in neuromuscular function of unknown cause is myasthenia gravis .[britannica.com]

  • Wound Botulism

    Although it is difficult to separate Botulism to other similar diseases like Myasthenia gravis (dilated pupils vs. normal pupils or reflexes absent vs. present) or Guillain-Barré[bmcsurg.biomedcentral.com] Wound botulism in 7 heroin 'skin poppers' produced ophthalmoplegia and descending paralysis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Wound botulism may be underdiagnosed because of confusion with inflammatory neuropathy or myasthenia gravis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Miller-Fisher Syndrome

    […] with a risk of GBS. [9] Mechanism [ edit ] GuillainBarré syndrome – nerve damage The nerve dysfunction in GuillainBarré syndrome is caused by an immune attack on the nerve[en.wikipedia.org] As mentioned earlier, descending paralysis is a characteristic manifestation of Miller Fisher syndrome.[buzzle.com] A provisional diagnosis of ocular myasthenia gravis was made, and anticholinesterase inhibitor therapy was initiated.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Food Poisoning

    A differential diagnosis should include: Guillain-Barré syndrome - this is an ascending paralysis.[atsu.edu] […] illness can be as soon as 30 minutes after ingesting contaminated food. [5] Most common bacterial foodborne pathogens are: Campylobacter jejuni which can lead to secondary GuillainBarré[en.wikipedia.org] […] weakness and paralysis start 1-4 d after ingestion, followed by constipation.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Clostridium Botulinum

    Clostridium botulinum – Botulismus Clostridium tetani – Tetanus Dévic-Syndrom (old) FSME Guillain-Barré-Syndrom Herpes zoster Multiple Sklerose Neuralgische Schulteramyotrophie[meditricks.de] 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[canada.ca] Because the motor end plate responds to acetylcholine, botulinum toxin ingestion results in hypotonia that manifests as descending symmetric flaccid paralysis and is usually[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Accessory Nerve Palsy

    […] deformity Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita Congenital posterior shoulder dislocation Degenerative, inflammatory SLE [ 14 ] Neuritis Amyotrophic brachial neuralgia [ 5 ] Guillain-Barré[clinicalgate.com] Related Articles 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] Examples of neuromuscular disorders include Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Multiple sclerosis Myasthenia gravis Spinal muscular atrophy Many neuromuscular diseases are genetic[icdlist.com]

  • Carcinomatous Myopathic Syndrome

    Neuropathies with a relapsing and remitting course include Guillain-Barré syndrome.[aafp.org] paralysis, normal DTRs, may need respiratory support), Eaton Lambert Syndrome, Psych Diagnosis, Depression, Malnutrition, Electrolyte Abnormalities (Na, K, Mg, Phos, Ca -[med-ed.virginia.edu] Sensory neuronopathy Sensorimotor polyneuropathy (AMSAN, CMSAN) Autonomic neuropathy Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) Types of myasthenia gravis (MG) Dermato/Polymyositis[isni.org.il]

  • Motor Neuron Disease

    Myasthenia gravis presenting like guillain-barré syndrome. Case Rep Neurol. 2012 Sep;4(3):137-43. doi: 10.1159/000342448. Epub 2012 Sep 12.[lifeinthefastlane.com] 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[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome . Peripheral nerve lesions, particularly due to diabetic neuropathy . Thyrotoxicosis with associated myopathy .[patient.info]

  • Tick Paralysis

    However, the weakness seen in tick paralysis progresses more quickly than what is generally seen in Guillain-Barré's syndrome and the protein concentration is not elevated[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] 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[annals.org] gravis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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