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217 Possible Causes for Descending Paralysis, Reduced Abdominal Reflex

  • Paralysis

    descending paralysis , which occurs in conditions such as botulism .[] It can be associated with: Guillain–Barré syndrome (another name for this condition is Landry's ascending paralysis ) Tick paralysis [14] Ascending paralysis contrasts with[]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    paralysis) Heavy metal intoxication (confusion, psychosis, organic brain syndrome) Hypophosphatemia (irritable, apprehensive, hyperventilation, normal cerebrospinal fluid[] For example, in 1986, Ropper described patients who developed rapidly progressive oropharyngeal, neck and shoulder weak ness that mimicked the descending paralysis seen in[] For example, a relatively symmetric, ascending deficit suggests Guillain---Barré syndrome (GBS), while a descending paralysis raises suspicion of botulism.5 Some patients will[]

  • Botulism

    Clostridium botulinum is known to cause descending paralysis in infants throughout the world.[] A 47-year-old white woman and her 51-year-old white husband presented with paralysis of multiple cranial nerves and rapidly descending paralysis approximately 72 hours after[] Botulism is characterized by symmetrical descending paralysis that may progress to respiratory arrest.[]

    Missing: Reduced Abdominal Reflex
  • Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple sclerosis (MS, disseminated sclerosis, encephalomyelitis disseminata) is an inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. Multiple sclerosis is divided into the following categories: Relapsing-remitting MS, Secondary progressive MS, Primary progressive MS and Progressive-relapsing MS. Individuals[…][]

    Missing: Descending Paralysis
  • Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis

    Genetic disorders account for hypokalemic periodic paralysis, a condition of repeated episodes of reduced potassium levels and severe muscle weakness. The majority of HPP patients first present in adolescence. Severe cases may manifest in early childhood, mild forms may be related to onset delay until the third[…][]

    Missing: Descending Paralysis
  • Hypoventilation

    paralysis (similar to paralytic-neurotoxic shellfish poisoning) Tick Paralysis (see Tick Paralysis , [[Tick Paralysis]]): toxin probably impairs acetylcholine mobilization[] paralysis (similar to botulism) Poisonous Lizard Bite (see Poisonous Lizard Bite , [[Poisonous Lizard Bite]]) Rabies (see Rabies , [[Rabies]]): ascending paralysis (may mimic[] Lyme Disease , [[Lyme Disease]]) Paralytic-Neurotoxic Shellfish Poisoning (see Paralytic-Neurotoxic Shellfish Poisoning , [[Paralytic-Neurotoxic Shellfish Poisoning]]): descending[]

    Missing: Reduced Abdominal Reflex
  • Familial Periodic Paralysis

    Periodic paralysis (also known as myoplegia paroxysmalis familiaris ) is a group of rare genetic diseases that lead to weakness or paralysis [1] from common triggers such as cold, heat, high carbohydrate meals, not eating, stress or excitement and physical activity of any kind. The underlying mechanism of these[…][]

    Missing: Descending Paralysis
  • Adult Primary Lateral Sclerosis

    References Mills CK: Unilateral ascending paralysis and unilateral descending paralysis. JAMA 1906;47:1638-1645.[]

    Missing: Reduced Abdominal Reflex
  • Wound Botulism

    Wound botulism in 7 heroin 'skin poppers' produced ophthalmoplegia and descending paralysis.[] This case report and discussion of wound botulism illustrate the following important points: Dysphagia, dysphonia, diplopia, and descending paralysis, in association with[] Botulism is an acute neurologic illness characterized by cranial nerve palsies and descending flaccid paralysis.[]

    Missing: Reduced Abdominal Reflex
  • Thoracic Spinal Cord Tumor

    Motor evoked potentials (MEPs) are commonly used during surgery for spinal cord tumor resection. However, it can be difficult to record reliable MEPs from the muscles of the lower extremities during surgery in patients with preoperative weakness due to spinal cord compression. In this study, motor function of[…][]

    Missing: Descending Paralysis

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