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462 Possible Causes for Extremity Ataxia, Falling, Progressive Polyneuropathy

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (ataxia, confusion, ophthalmoplegia), amnesic problems, peripheral neuropathy and dementia.[patient.info] We report a case of a 64-year-old alcoholic man who had a traumatic subdural haematoma after a fall from a height of about eight meters on level ground.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Osteoporosis and falls leading to fractures of the hip are more common in alcoholic patients.[symptoma.com]

  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

    Shortly after HSCT the patient developed progressive polyneuropathy of the lower legs and hypoesthesia. Five months later a severe dementia followed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] On admission, the patient exhibited bifacial, extremity weakness, ataxia, impaired sensation, and areflexia. Electrophysiology and nerve biopsy suggested demyelination.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 15-year-7 month old Caucasian male presented with lower extremity weakness, frequent falls and abnormal fat distribution occurring over the previous 1 year.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pernicious Anemia

    We describe a case of a young black woman with gradually progressive lower extremity paresthesias, weakness, and ataxia as the primary presenting symptoms of pernicious anemia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The fall in cobalamin concentration runs in parallel with these abnormalities. The concentration of this vitamin was below normal levels in as much as 15.2% of cases.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] ), ataxia and positive Babinski reflexes.[doi.org]

  • Subacute Combined Degeneration of Spinal Cord

    Case Presentation: A 28‐year‐old nursing student with a history of bipolar disorder presented to Tucson Medical Center with symptoms of ataxia and bilateral lower‐extremity[shmabstracts.com] Five days into his hospitalization, he remained a fall risk, continued to display dysmetria on the finger-to-nose test, and still complained of visual hallucinations.[em-consulte.com] […] degeneration of spinal cord ; : symmetrical manifestations Loss of vibratory sensation, tactile discrimination, and proprioception Spastic paresis Gait abnormalities (spinal ataxia[amboss.com]

  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

    peripheral neuropathy, and spinal degeneration.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In later stages, spasticity, extensor plantar responses, greater loss of position and vibratory sensation in the lower extremities, and ataxia emerge.[merckmanuals.com] Sarcopenia and dynapenia are related to repeated falls, mobility restriction, depression, frailty, increased mortality and morbidity.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy

    Ms Q is a 52-year-old woman who has had progressive polyneuropathy in the setting of diabetes for the past 8 years.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Deep tendon reflexes were symmetric and graded 2 in all extremities.[openaccessjournals.com] Abstract Diabetic polyneuropathy is a progressive and irreversible disease, which leads to disability, changes in functioning in daily activities, and frequent falls and injuries[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Orthostatic Hypotension

    MSA is a progressive, adult-onset disorder characterized by a combination of autonomic dysfunction, parkinsonism, and ataxia.[emedicine.medscape.com] She had alternating Horner's syndrome, mild hypoalgesia of the right face, exaggerated deep tendon reflexes of the upper extremities, decreased deep sensation and ataxia of[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] BACKGROUND: One-third of older adults fall each year.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Polyneuropathy

    Convert to ICD-10-CM : 356.4 converts directly to: 2015/16 ICD-10-CM G60.3 Idiopathic progressive neuropathy Approximate Synonyms Idiopathic progressive neuropathy Polyneuropathy[icd9data.com] There are only sensory symptoms, e.g. sensory ataxia, numbness and pain.[nnjournal.net] Participants with definite polyneuropathy were more likely to fall, and these falls more often resulted in injury.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Paraneoplastic Syndrome

    We report a fatal case of severe chronic progressive axonal polyradiculoneuropathy in association with this antibody.[doi.org] Cerebellar symptoms : ataxia, unsteady gait, dysdiadochokinesia, intention tremor Note that symptoms often emerge months before the discovery of a primary tumor ![amboss.com] Middle aged and the geriatric population fall easy prey to paraneoplastic syndrome.[symptoma.com]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare condition in pregnancy which is characterised by symmetrical progressive ascending polyneuropathy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] , and loss of deep tendon reflexes with relative sparing of strength in the extremities and trunk.[icd10data.com] Participation in a fall prevention clinical trial lowered her risk of falling; at 9 mo, she reached 75% of the maximum Social Integration score; at 13 mo, she reached near-normal[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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