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13 Possible Causes for Descending Paralysis, Myasthenia Gravis, Patient Appears Acutely Ill

  • Botulism

    CLINCAL SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS Foodborne botulism Foodborne botulism should be suspected in patients who present with an acute gastrointestinal illness associated with neurologic[slideshare.net] 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]

  • Tick Paralysis

    […] 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] Differential diagnosis includes Guillain-Barré syndrome, botulism, myasthenia gravis, hypokalemia, and spinal cord tumor.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Infantile Botulism

    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] gravis is rare and can be excluded by maternal and neonatal history.[aafp.org]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    In cases where muscle weakness persists after the acute phase of the illness, patients may require rehabilitation services to strengthen their muscles and restore movement[who.int] paralysis) Heavy metal intoxication (confusion, psychosis, organic brain syndrome) Hypophosphatemia (irritable, apprehensive, hyperventilation, normal cerebrospinal fluid[aafp.org] Many neurologists are unfamiliar with PCB, which is often misdiagnosed as brainstem stroke, myasthenia gravis or botulism.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Clostridium Perfringens 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]

  • Food Poisoning due to Bacillus Cereus

    Myasthenia gravis - this is a descending paralysis.[atsu.edu] If untreated, the paralysis always descends through the body starting at the shoulders and working its way down.[outbreaknewstoday.com] […] weakness and paralysis start 1-4 d after ingestion, followed by constipation.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Wound Botulism

    Foodborne botulism Foodborne botulism should be suspected in patients who present with an acute gastrointestinal illness associated with neurologic symptoms.[emedicine.medscape.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]

  • Inhalational Botulism

    ., an increase in what appears to be a chickenpox-like illness among adult patients, but which might be smallpox); and 3) a large number of cases of acute flaccid paralysis[cdc.gov] Recognition of the clinical presentation characterized by bulbar palsies and descending paralysis in the absence of sensory or central nervous systems symptoms is key to making[ohsu.pure.elsevier.com] We initially considered conditions such as Myasthenia Gravis or Guillain-Barre. However, the eye symptoms are not typical of these conditions.[vephealthcare.com]

  • Lower Motor Neuron Syndrome with Late-Adult Onset

    Weakness, wasting, and depressed reflexes begin to appear during the first or second week of the illness.[neupsykey.com] paralysis, autonomic dysfunction - Diplopia, ptosis, dilated pupils, facial & respiratory weakness - Supportive care and horse serum antitoxin - Patients take months to fully[quizlet.com] Myasthenia gravis. Myasthenia gravis is the most common disorder affecting neuromuscular transmission.[dartmouth.edu]

  • Peripheral Motor Neuropathy - Dysautonomia Syndrome

    In the month or so before the syndrome’s appearance, patients most often have had a respiratory or gastrointestnal infection.[chemicalstraightjacket.blogspot.com] Myasthenia gravis is the most common type of neuromuscular junction disorder, followed by Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome and botulism.[austinneuromuscle.com] Gravis Characteristics Autoimmune disease with variable course characterized by weakness and skeletal muscle fatigability - Ab target nicotinic ACh receptors at NMJ Myasthenia[quizlet.com]

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