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34 Possible Causes for Descending Paralysis, Myasthenia Gravis, Pupillary Abnormality

  • Botulism

    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[] paralysis and/or other symptoms, and reduce associated treatment costs to states.[]

  • Wound Botulism

    Decreased or absent deep tendon reflexes, pupillary abnormalities, incremental responses to fast repetitive nerve stimulation, and positive serology for Clostridia botulinum[] 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.[]

  • Miller-Fisher Syndrome

    Besides the characteristic clinical triad (ophthalmoplegia, ataxia, and areflexia), pupillary abnormalities, blepharoptosis, and facial palsy are frequent in MFS, whereas[] 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.[]

  • Accessory Nerve Palsy

    Pupillary abnormalities - see the separate article on Pupillary Abnormalities : Optic neuritis (pain on moving the eye, loss of central vision, afferent pupillary defect,[] 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[]

  • Infantile Botulism

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

  • Food-Borne Botulism

    Common clinical features included ptosis, ophthalmoplegia, proximal muscle weakness, pupillary abnormality, and respiratory failure.[] The classic syndrome of botulism is a symmetrical, descending motor paralysis in an alert patient, with no sensory deficits.[] Myasthenia gravis . Bulbar palsy .[]

  • Carcinomatous Myopathic Syndrome

    abnormalities, periocular pain, facial pain, or headache.[] paralysis, normal DTRs, may need respiratory support), Eaton Lambert Syndrome, Psych Diagnosis, Depression, Malnutrition, Electrolyte Abnormalities (Na, K, Mg, Phos, Ca -[] Sensory neuronopathy Sensorimotor polyneuropathy (AMSAN, CMSAN) Autonomic neuropathy Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) Types of myasthenia gravis (MG) Dermato/Polymyositis[]

  • Primary Optic Atrophy

    A relative afferent pupillary defect (RAPD) is a hallmark of unilateral afferent sensory abnormality or bilateral asymmetric visual loss.[] gravis pseudoparalytica 179 Myopathiesyndrome 182 Myositis ossificans progressiva 185 NagerSyndrom 187 Neuronale Ceroidlipofuszinosen 188 NoonanSyndrom 190 Okulodentale Syndrome[] Bilateral intraocular pressure and anterior segment findings revealed no abnormalities.[]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    […] sweating, pupillary abnormalities Common and under-recognized in children![] paralysis) Heavy metal intoxication (confusion, psychosis, organic brain syndrome) Hypophosphatemia (irritable, apprehensive, hyperventilation, normal cerebrospinal fluid[] Many neurologists are unfamiliar with PCB, which is often misdiagnosed as brainstem stroke, myasthenia gravis or botulism.[]

  • Brain Stem Disorder

    Facial palsy, extensor plantar reflex, pupillary abnormality, nystagmus and bulbar palsy. It may result in apnoea and a reversible brain death picture.[] […] of face, arm, and leg: Corticobulbar and corticospinal tract descending in crus cerebri 16.[] Myasthenia gravis. Orphanet J Rare Dis 2007;2:44. 67. Vincent A, Newsom Davis J. Anti-acetylcholine receptor antibodies.[]

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