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214 Possible Causes for Descending Paralysis, Unable to Close Mouth

  • Botulism

    Clostridium botulinum is known to cause descending paralysis in infants throughout the world.[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] Botulism is characterized by symmetrical descending paralysis that may progress to respiratory arrest.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Myasthenic Crisis

    FVC and NIF may be falsely low if the patient is unable to close mouth adequately around the mouthpiece due to bulbar weakness.[myasthenia.org]

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  • Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

    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[verywell.com]

  • Respiratory Muscle Paralysis

    FVC and NIF may be falsely low if the patient is unable to close mouth adequately around the mouthpiece due to bulbar weakness.[myasthenia.org] Miller Fisher Syndrome (MFS) is a rare variant of GBS and manifests as a descending paralysis, proceeding in the reverse order of the more common form of GBS.[guillain-barre.co.uk] Foodborne botulism is characterized by descending, flaccid paralysis that can cause respiratory failure.[who.int]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    Dysphagia is a critical symptom of Neuromuscular Diseases and is often associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. This study is designed to investigate the prevalence of dysphagia and to identify different clinical profiles of swallowing disorders in Myotonic Dystrophy type 1 (DM1) and Amyotrophic Lateral[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Descending Paralysis
  • 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]

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  • Hypoventilation

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

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  • Adult Primary Lateral Sclerosis

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

    Missing: Unable to Close Mouth
  • 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: Unable to Close Mouth
  • Miller-Fisher Syndrome

    As mentioned earlier, descending paralysis is a characteristic manifestation of Miller Fisher syndrome.[buzzle.com] paralysis Diplopia Numbness Dizziness Ophthalmoplegia more related diseases...»[rightdiagnosis.com] The eye muscles are typically affected first usually presents as a descending paralysis rather than ascending as seen in other forms of Guillain-Barre syndrome anti-GQ1b antibodies[brainscape.com]

    Missing: Unable to Close Mouth

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