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145 Possible Causes for Difficulty Raising Arms, Seizure

  • Stroke

    Arm weakness. One arm will feel weak or numb. When asked to raise both arms, one of the person’s arms will drift downward. Speech difficulty.[saebo.com] Twenty patients (40%) had a single seizure, and most seizures (34, or 68%) were simple partial seizures or partial seizures with 2 generalization.[doi.org] Arm weakness Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one drift downward? Speech difficulty Is speech slurred or hard to understand?[everydayhealth.com]

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

    Before HBOT, patients had severe complaints of pain in the arm/shoulder (46 %), swollen arm/hand (14 %), difficulty to raise arm or move it sideways (45 %), pain in the area[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We hypothesize that patients who experience oxygen toxicity seizures may have other factors which contribute to the development of these seizures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] CONCLUSION: GTC seizures or status epilepticus as a result of GTC seizures are more common than focal seizures as neurologic complications of HBOT.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

    Signs and symptoms often include: Babies that appear to be floppy when held Low level of spontaneous movements like kicking the legs or waving the arms Difficulty meeting[stanfordhealthcare.org] The aim of our study was to evaluate the incidence of seizure in CMD.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] (n   3), epileptiform activity without clinically overt seizures (n   2), dilated cardiomyopathy (n   2), decreased left ventricular systolic function (n   2), congenital[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Jellyfish Sting

    (from a lot of contact) SEA WASP OR BOX JELLYFISH Severe burning pain and sting site blistering Raised red spot where stung Skin tissue death Breathing difficulty Sweating[medlineplus.gov] […] not touch any spines with your bare hands do not cover or close the wound Go to A&E or call 999 if you have been stung and have: difficulty breathing chest pain fits or seizures[nhs.uk] […] or legs Raised red spot where stung Runny nose and watery eyes Swallowing difficulty Sweating SEA NETTLE Mild skin rash (with mild stings) Muscle cramps and breathing difficulty[medlineplus.gov]

  • Paraneoplastic Syndrome

    Symptoms include fatigue, weakness, muscular pain in upper arms, difficulty walking, burning, numbness or tingling sensations in the limbs (peripheral paresthesia), dry mouth[encyclopedia.com] PATIENT: A 46-year-old woman with progressive memory impairment, hyponatremia, and seizures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Based on the type of paraneoplastic syndrome present, other medications are also given to decrease the seizures and enhance the nerve to muscle transmission.[symptoma.com]

  • Hemorrhagic Stroke

    Arm weakness Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one drift downward? Speech difficulty Is speech slurred or hard to understand?[everydayhealth.com] Neonatal seizure was the most common manifestation and presented in 40% of infants with PAIS and 50% of infants with PHS.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] After 11 days the patient developed hemorrhagic stroke and seizure whereby aspirin was discontinued and supportive therapy was given.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    ; Shoulder blades that “wing” out; Difficulty raising arm above shoulder height; Foot drop (foot dorsiflexion weakness); Weak lower abdominal muscles, “pregnant” belly; Loss[fshsociety.org] Drug therapy includes corticosteroids to slow muscle degeneration, anticonvulsants to control seizures and some muscle activity, immunosuppressants to delay some damage to[ninds.nih.gov] In conclusion, we show that mutations in B3GALNT2 can give rise to a novel MDDG syndrome presentation, characterized by ID associated variably with seizure, but without any[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Shoulder Fracture

    When the clavicle is fractured, patients typically have difficulty raising the arm. See Diagnosis and Causes of a Clavicle Fracture Article continues below 2.[sports-health.com] Although features were atypical, a nocturnal seizure causing the bilateral shoulder fractures was suspected and EEG showed features compatible with epilepsy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Seizure disorders and electrocution are a common cause of glenohumeral and fracture dislocations although these are most commonly posterior injuries.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Ependymoma

    He still has significant weakness in his Right Deltoid muscle (resulting in difficulty raising his arm above his head) and in the Right hand.[neurosurgerydallas.com] , whereas the others 4 young children reported, presented either with seizures or with hemiparesis [Table 1].[nnjournal.net] A 22-year-old female presented with generalized seizures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Neuropathy

    , and difficulty raising the arms above the shoulders.[emedicine.medscape.com] Besides seizures, the nerves can also be damaged by anticonvulsive therapy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Medications may be prescribed, including some medications originally developed for treating seizures or depression, that may improve pain and other sensory symptoms in persons[doi.org]

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