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59 Possible Causes for Electromyogram Abnormal, Mild Facial Muscle Weakness

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

    The patient presented with mild facial weakness, humeral poly-hill sign, scapular winging, peroneal weakness, drop foot, pes cavus, and myoclonic epilepsy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The muscle and nerve biopsy revealed broadly fiber Type II grouping atrophy and myelinated nerve fibers that significantly decreased with thin myelinated fibers and onion[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Inclusion Body Myositis

    Inclusion body myositis is associated with a modest degree of creatine kinase (CK) elevation and an abnormal electromyogram demonstrating an irritative myopathy with some[pesquisa.bvsalud.org] Facial muscles are unaffected in PM and DM, but mild facial muscle weakness is common in patients with IBM.[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com] There is early weakness and atrophy of forearms and quadriceps and a third of patients also have mild facial weakness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    Mild involvement of the facial musculature (particularly of the orbicularis oculi and oris muscles) is often present.[orpha.net] Muscle weakness of the face is common, and may include: Eyelid drooping Inability to whistle Decreased facial expression Depressed or angry facial expression Difficulty pronouncing[web.archive.org] It causes progressive weakness in the facial muscles and certain muscles in the arms and legs. It progresses slowly. Symptoms can vary, from mild to disabling.[ohsu.edu]

  • Bell's Palsy

    It may be a year before the facial weakness has gone away completely. A few children may have mild, ongoing weakness in their facial muscles.[rch.org.au] muscles reduction or loss of taste sensation problems with dysarthria due to facial muscle weakness .[nps.org.au] Prognosis The severity of symptoms of Bell’s palsy varies from mild weakness to severe paralysis, but the prognosis is generally good.[nps.org.au]

  • Stiff-Person Syndrome

    […] that may be causing pinched nerves an electromyogram, which can help your doctor evaluate how well the muscles and nerves are working an ultrasound, which can help your doctor[healthline.com] In later stages of SPS, mild atrophy and muscle weakness are likely.[mdedge.com] She walked with an abnormal “tin solider” gait. Findings on magnetic resonance imaging of her brain and spine as well as electromyograms were normal.[doi.org]

  • Primary Lateral Sclerosis

    Electromyogram ( EMG ). During an EMG , your doctor inserts a needle electrode through your skin into various muscles.[drugs.com] On examination, she had a spastic dysarthria with facial asymmetry. She had mild right-sided pyramidal distribution weakness.[karger.com] Electromyogram ( EMG ). During an EMG, your doctor inserts a needle electrode through your skin into various muscles.[drugs.com]

  • Polymyositis

    An electromyogram showed abnormal nerve conduction with evidence of active denervation of most of the muscles tested.[nature.com] Facial muscles are unaffected in PM and DM, but mild facial muscle weakness is common in patients with IBM.[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com] electromyogram, and the presence of an inflammatory infiltrate in muscle biopsy. 3 A muscle biopsy is preferred to confirm diagnosis and to exclude other causes of muscle[ard.bmj.com]

  • Drug-induced Myopathy

    electromyogram and imaging studies revealing areas of edema and inflammation.[readbyqxmd.com] Facial muscles are unaffected in PM and DM, but mild facial muscle weakness is common in patients with IBM.[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com] Although changes seen on electromyography are not pathognomonic for any specific disease process, an abnormal electromyogram can indicate if a neuropathy or neuromuscular[aafp.org]

  • Progressive Muscular Atrophy

    Experience mild weakness in their facial muscles. Weakness begins in the upper arm and lower leg muscles.[disabled-world.com]

  • Secondary Myopathy

    Although changes seen on electromyography are not pathognomonic for any specific disease process, an abnormal electromyogram can indicate if a neuropathy or neuromuscular[aafp.org] Mild facial weakness may be seen even when limb weakness is relatively mild (rare in DM and PM), and dysphagia can be an early or late feature.[jnnp.bmj.com] Mild facial weakness, neck weakness usually occurs.[sites.google.com]

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