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44 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] INTRODUCTION: Clostridium botulinum is known to cause descending paralysis in infants throughout the world.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Findings that distinguish botulism from myasthenia gravis: nausea/vomiting, poorly reactive pupils, and paralysis of accommodation. [Purvin V, Kawasaki A.[web.archive.org]

  • 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]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    Who gets GuillainBarré syndrome? Anyone, at any age, is susceptible to Guillain- Barré syndrome.[symptoma.com] For example, in 1986, Ropper described patients who developed rapidly progressive oropharyngeal, neck and shoulder weakness that mimicked the descending paralysis seen in[vdocuments.net] Many neurologists are unfamiliar with PCB, which is often misdiagnosed as brainstem stroke, myasthenia gravis or botulism.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Miller-Fisher Syndrome

    KEYWORDS: Guillain-Barré syndrome; Miller Fisher syndrome; Pharyngeal–cervical–brachial weakness; Reversible conduction failure[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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]

  • Neuromuscular Junction Disorder

    […] triggers about 30% of cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome”.[lecturio.com] In its nontherapeutic form, the toxin is produced by bacteria and can cause a paralysis that starts with the muscles of the face and throat and descends over the rest of the[verywell.com] Transient neonatal myasthenia gravis is self-limited with a reported duration of 5 to 47 days with a mean duration of 18 days (133).[academlib.com]

  • Wound Botulism

    […] treatment Administer IV human botulism immune globulin (BIG-IV) Prevention : avoid honey during the first year of life References: [3] [4] Wound Botulism Differential diagnoses Guillain-Barré[amboss.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]

  • Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

    Differential diagnosis In 60% of LEMS patients, a different diagnosis was initially made such as myasthenia gravis (MG), inclusion body myositis, Guillain-Barré syndrome ([orpha.net] In its nontherapeutic form, the toxin is produced by bacteria and can cause a paralysis that starts with the muscles of the face and throat and descends over the rest of the[verywell.com] AIM: To assess the treatment effects of rituximab in a population of patients with myasthenia gravis and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Paralysis

    "Guillain-Barré syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which the body usually is responding to another infection.[cbsnews.com] It can be associated with: Guillain–Barré syndrome (another name for this condition is Landry's ascending paralysis) Tick paralysisAscending paralysis contrasts with descending[en.wikipedia.org] The most common example of a metabolic disorder in neuromuscular function of unknown cause is myasthenia gravis .[britannica.com]

  • Respiratory Muscle Paralysis

    Synonym: acute inflammatory polyneuritis Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a disorder causing demyelination and axonal degeneration resulting in acute, ascending and progressive[patient.info] Foodborne botulism is characterized by descending, flaccid paralysis that can cause respiratory failure.[who.int] Abstract A 34-year-old lady presented with generalised weakness of body, indistinguishable from myasthenia gravis within 24 hours of a wasp sting.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Diphtheritic Neuropathy

    Diphtheritic neuropathy should be considered in the differential diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome in nonvaccinated patients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Paralysis was ascending (33%, n 5), descending (27%, n 4), or uncertain (40%, n 6). It was most often symmetric (93%, n 14).[wwwnc.cdc.gov] gravis, and neurological infections.[books.google.com]

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