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86 Possible Causes for Descending Paralysis, Myasthenia Gravis, Neck Weakness

  • Botulism

    The patient developed iatrogenic botulism with ptosis, facial diplegia, neck flexor and extensor weakness, and profound hypopharyngeal laxity with respiratory compromise from[] Clostridium botulinum is known to cause descending paralysis in infants throughout the world.[] 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[]

  • Infantile Botulism

    Wound infection was not established, but 2 weeks after gastrostomy the patient developed nausea and vomiting, with ileus, progressive dysphonia, neck and proximal weakness[] Note that, in many cases, descending paralysis may be absent.[] gravis and other myoneural disorders 2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to A48.51 : Botulism (foodborne[]

  • Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

    Neurological examination revealed ptosis, dysarthria, neck weakness, hyporeflexia of all limbs, and autonomic failure.[] 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[] What Is Myasthenia Gravis? Myasthenia gravis is a chronic condition that causes muscles to tire and weaken easily.[]

  • Wound Botulism

    By history, the most common symptoms were dysphagia (66%), proximal muscle weakness of upper and lower extremity (60%), neck flexor muscle weakness (33%), ophthalmoplegia[] Wound botulism in 7 heroin 'skin poppers' produced ophthalmoplegia and descending paralysis.[] Wound botulism may be underdiagnosed because of confusion with inflammatory neuropathy or myasthenia gravis.[]

  • Paralysis

    Other causes Other causes of facial paralysis or weakness include: skull fracture or injury to the face head or neck tumor middle ear infection or other ear damage Lyme disease[] descending paralysis , which occurs in conditions such as botulism .[] The most common example of a metabolic disorder in neuromuscular function of unknown cause is myasthenia gravis .[]

  • Miller-Fisher Syndrome

    Koga M, Yuki N, Hirata K: Oropharyngeal palsy in Guillain-Barré and Fisher’s syndromes is associated with muscle weakness in the neck and arm.[] As mentioned earlier, descending paralysis is a characteristic manifestation of Miller Fisher syndrome.[] A provisional diagnosis of ocular myasthenia gravis was made, and anticholinesterase inhibitor therapy was initiated.[]

  • Progressive Bulbar Palsy

    , or facial palsy Slurred speech Vocal cord paralysis Droopy eyelids Difficulty swallowing Visual impairment caused by damage to the optic nerve Neck and shoulder weakness[] 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[] How many people are affected by myasthenia gravis each year? Who are most affected by myasthenia graivs? Younger women and older men[]

  • Accessory Nerve Palsy

    In one, neck pain and trapezius weakness were not prominent until one month after surgery.[] 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[] Examples of neuromuscular disorders include Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Multiple sclerosis Myasthenia gravis Spinal muscular atrophy Many neuromuscular diseases are genetic[]

  • Food Poisoning

    In addition to diarrhea and vomiting, listeria can cause unusual symptoms, including weakness, confusion, and a stiff neck. It can also be deadly.[] Myasthenia gravis - this is a descending paralysis.[] […] weakness and paralysis start 1-4 d after ingestion, followed by constipation.[]

  • Adult Primary Lateral Sclerosis

    IBM affects particularly knee extensors and flexor forearm muscles; neck muscle weakness and dysphagia also may occur.[] References Mills CK: Unilateral ascending paralysis and unilateral descending paralysis. JAMA 1906;47:1638-1645.[] gravis Myositis Mitochondrial myopathies Metabolic myopathies Muscular dystrophy Myotonia Isaac's syndrome Interventions Interventions offered by the Neuromuscular Disorders[]

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