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

  • 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[] AIM: To assess the treatment effects of rituximab in a population of patients with myasthenia gravis and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic 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[]

  • 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.[]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    […] arm and neck weakness have acute oropharyngeal palsy; patients without pharyngeal palsy have acute cervicobrachial weaknessSome leg weakness may be present, but oropharyngeal[] Many neurologists are unfamiliar with PCB, which is often misdiagnosed as brainstem stroke, myasthenia gravis or botulism.[] […] facial muscles and progresses down ( descending paraplegia ).[]

  • Tick Paralysis

    While the woman was preparing to go to the ED on May 25, her roommate noticed a tick on the back of the woman's neck below the hairline.[] […] 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[] gravis.[]

  • Neuromuscular Junction Disorder

    The neck extensors are often weak, and the head droops.[] 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[] Transient neonatal myasthenia gravis is self-limited with a reported duration of 5 to 47 days with a mean duration of 18 days (133).[]

  • Progressive Bulbar Palsy

    Neurons in this region begin to degenerate and can cause jaw weakness, loss of tongue muscle function, and speech loss.[] 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[]

  • 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.[]

  • Respiratory Muscle Paralysis

    Weak neck flexion also correlates with diaphragmatic dysfunction.[] Foodborne botulism is characterized by descending, flaccid paralysis that can cause respiratory failure.[] Abstract A 34-year-old lady presented with generalised weakness of body, indistinguishable from myasthenia gravis within 24 hours of a wasp sting.[]

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