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12 Possible Causes for Difficulty Vocalizing, Hypomimia

  • Parkinson's Disease

    Other potential causes of intraoperative difficulties breathing include bilateral vocal cord palsy, positional asphyxia, and silent aspiration.[] […] them) include: abnormal walking decreased arm swing excessive salivation feelings of depression or anxiety increase in dandruff or oily skin lack of facial expression ( hypomimia[] Other clinical features include secondary motor symptoms (eg, hypomimia, dysarthria, dysphagia, sialorrhoea, micrographia, shuffling gait, festination, freezing, dystonia,[]

  • Parkinson's Disease Type 3

    Parkinson's disease type 3 (PD3) is a form of Parkinson's disease that is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. The underlying mutation has not yet been identified, but PD3 has been related to a 2.5 Mb-locus on the short arm of chromosome 2. To date, PD3 has been diagnosed in distinct families in Europe and[…][]

  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

    Examination shortly before death revealed hypomimia, dysarthria, vertical supranuclear gaze palsy and impaired postural reflexes.[] We report a 71-year-old woman with 15 years of seropositive rheumatoid arthritis who developed neurological complications: cognitive deterioration; hypomimia; limitation on[] In the early stages, PSP can be difficult to distinguish from PD as both patients develop hypomimia, shuffling gait, freezing and bradykinesia [ 5 ].[]

  • Dementia with Lewy Bodies

    Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is a complex, multisymptom disorder. When making decisions regarding the treatment of DLB, the patient's quality of life (QoL) should always be the main consideration. To our knowledge, this is the first review article focusing on the QoL in DLB patients. We searched the PubMed[…][]

  • Syringobulbia

    * Vertigo * Vocal cord paralysis Prevention - Syringobulbia Not supplied.[] Facial Expression: 0 — Normal. 1 — Minimal hypomimia, could be normal "poker face. ‎[] Symptoms & Signs Some symptoms include vocal chord paralysis, tongue atrophy, tongue fibrillation, speaking difficulty & vertigo.[]

  • Neuroferritinopathy

    […] different ways, including stuttering, slurring, or soft or raspy speech Dysphonia (movement of the vocal cords is forced and strained) Results in a jerky, quivery, hoarse[] While 35% developed facial hypomimia and bradykinesia not directly related to their dystonia; only one individual developed a pure rest tremor, and another had tremor present[] […] using or controlling the muscles of the mouth, tongue, larynx or vocal cords, which are used to make speech This can make a person’s speech difficult to understand in several[]

  • Striatonigral Degeneration

    Patients also may develop hoarseness, difficulty breathing due to vocal cord weakness, and frequent involuntary sighing.[] Facial Expression: 0 — Normal. 1 — Minimal hypomimia, could be normal "poker face. ‎[] […] mild tremor on the left side.When she was 41 years old she showed a generalized hypokinetic syndrome with slight rigidity (stage Hoen-Yahr III) and with remarkable dystonic hypomimia[]

  • Distal Myopathy

    Another characteristic feature of distal myopathy 2 is weakness of the vocal cords and throat.[] She had mild proximal and flexor muscle weakness, facial hypomimia. CK levels were normal Cognitive records were normal (IQ 82 by WAIS R scale).[] Some examples include: Distal myopathy with vocal cord and throat (pharyngeal) weakness affects the hands, legs, and voice. It may cause difficulty swallowing.[]

  • Receptive Aphasia

    There are also phone and tablet apps that can be used to help with speech difficulties or act as assistive communication device.[] Cervical lymphadenopathy Other Headache Auditory processing disorder Otalgia Velopharyngeal inadequacy Velopharyngeal insufficiency Hypersensitive gag reflex Jaw claudication Hypomimia[] Aphasia Symptoms Difficulty with speech can be the result of problems with the brain or nerves that control the facial muscles, larynx, and vocal cords necessary for speech[]

  • Myasthenia Gravis

    Symptoms of myasthenia gravis can include: Muscle fatigue, to the point of immobility Double vision Ptosis (a drooping eyelid) Difficulty holding up the head Fatigue Vocal[] […] muscles, affecting speech and chewing or swallowing Ophthalmoparesis and Ophthalmoplegia —respectively, weakening and paralysis or the muscles responsible for eye movement Difficulty[]

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