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221 Possible Causes for Descending Paralysis, Reduced Abdominal Reflex

  • Paralysis

    descending paralysis , which occurs in conditions such as botulism .[en.wikipedia.org] 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[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Motor Neuron Disease

    We report a heterozygous I113F mutation in a patient with familial ALS characterized by early and predominant bilateral vocal cord paralysis followed by descending spinal[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

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

  • Botulism

    Clostridium botulinum is known to cause descending paralysis in infants throughout the world.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] paralysis and/or other symptoms, and reduce associated treatment costs to states.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Reduced Abdominal Reflex
  • Poliomyelitis

    On admission, the abdominal skin reflexes, knee jerks, cremaster and anal reflexes were absent and power in the lower extremities was reduced.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The authors report the case of a boy aged 4 years who had sudden abdominal pain and inability to walk on the day before admission to hospital and who developed abdominal distention[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Descending Paralysis
  • Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with serious morbidity and labor force absenteeism, but little is known of the long-term impact of the disease on personal income. To assess long-term consequences of MS on personal salary and disposable income. Patients with MS in Sweden were identified in a nationwide,[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Descending Paralysis
  • 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[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Descending Paralysis
  • Wound Botulism

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

    Missing: Reduced Abdominal Reflex
  • Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis

    Hypokalemic Periodic Paralyses comprise diverse diseases characterized by acute and reversible attacks of severe muscle weakness, associated with low serum potassium. The most common causes are Familial Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis (FHypoKPP), an autosomal dominant disease, and Thyrotoxic Hypokalemic Periodic[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Descending Paralysis
  • Familial Periodic Paralysis

    Increased levels of serum myoglobin (S-myoglobin) were found in 6 investigated patients with hypokaliaemic familial periodic paralysis (hypoKPP) in their habitual condition. Furthermore, in 3 of the 6, increased levels of serum creatine kinase (S-CK) were found. These findings support the hypothesis that hypoKPP is a[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Descending Paralysis

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