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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[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]

  • 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[pediatricneurologybriefs.com] Note that, in many cases, descending paralysis may be absent.[symptoma.com] 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[icd10data.com]

  • Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

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

  • 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[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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]

  • 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[healthline.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]

  • 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.[karger.com] 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]

  • 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[facialpalsy.org.uk] 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]

  • Accessory Nerve Palsy

    In one, neck pain and trapezius weakness were not prominent until one month after surgery.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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]

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

  • Adult Primary Lateral Sclerosis

    IBM affects particularly knee extensors and flexor forearm muscles; neck muscle weakness and dysphagia also may occur.[clinicalgate.com] 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]

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