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104 Possible Causes for Descending Paralysis, Myasthenia Gravis

  • Botulism

    Clostridium botulinum is known to cause descending paralysis in infants throughout the world.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Differential diagnosis Differential diagnosis includes myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barré syndrome (Miller-Fisher syndrome), Lambert-Eaton syndrome, and foodborne and adult[orpha.net] A 47-year-old white woman and her 51-year-old white husband presented with paralysis of multiple cranial nerves and rapidly descending paralysis approximately 72 hours after[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Paralysis

    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] gravis).[msdmanuals.com]

  • Wound Botulism

    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] This case report and discussion of wound botulism illustrate the following important points: Dysphagia, dysphonia, diplopia, and descending paralysis, in association with[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hypoventilation

    paralysis (similar to paralytic-neurotoxic shellfish poisoning) Tick Paralysis (see Tick Paralysis , [[Tick Paralysis]]): toxin probably impairs acetylcholine mobilization[mdnxs.com] gravis , ALS , Guillain-Barré syndrome , muscular dystrophy neurologic disorders – encephalitis , brainstem disease, trauma, poliomyelitis , multiple sclerosis The consequences[healthblurbs.com] gravis Chest wall deformities - Kyphoscoliosis, fibrothorax, thoracoplasty Central respiratory drive depression - Drugs (narcotics, benzodiazepines, barbiturates), neurologic[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Miller-Fisher Syndrome

    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] In this case report, we describe a patient with myasthenia gravis (MG) and Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS) overlap.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Progressive Bulbar Palsy

    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[diki.pl] How many people are affected by myasthenia gravis each year? Who are most affected by myasthenia graivs? Younger women and older men[quizlet.com] Differentiation of juvenile progressive bulbar palsy from bulbar myasthenia gravis is difficult.[uic.pure.elsevier.com]

  • Adult Primary Lateral Sclerosis

    References Mills CK: Unilateral ascending paralysis and unilateral descending paralysis. JAMA 1906;47:1638-1645.[karger.com] gravis Myositis Mitochondrial myopathies Metabolic myopathies Muscular dystrophy Myotonia Isaac's syndrome Interventions Interventions offered by the Neuromuscular Disorders[neuro.memorialhermann.org] Diffuse weakness may occur in both disorders, but myasthenia gravis has a predilection for ocular and bulbar muscles. 76 Fasciculations are not a hallmark of either myasthenia[clinicalgate.com]

  • Accessory Nerve Palsy

    Tepper, MD, FAHS 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] Combined III, IV, VI : stroke, tumours, Wernicke's encephalopathy, aneurysms, MS, myasthenia gravis, meningitis, muscular dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy, cavernous sinus thrombosis[patient.info]

  • Food Poisoning

    Myasthenia gravis - this is a descending paralysis.[atsu.edu] […] weakness and paralysis start 1-4 d after ingestion, followed by constipation.[emedicine.medscape.com] Myasthenia gravis - this is a descending paralysis.[atsu.edu]

  • Carcinomatous Myopathic Syndrome

    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] gravis *The genetic muscular dystophies: Duchenne's fascioscapulohumeral, limb girdle, Becker's, Emery-Dreifuss type, distal, ocular *Myotonic diseases: dystrophia myotonica[itsmyositis.blogspot.com]

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