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71 Possible Causes for Facial Muscle Weakness and Progressive Atrophy

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    Abstract Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy is an autosomal-dominant, slowly progressive myopathy that involves facial, shoulder, and upper arm muscles.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Facial muscle atrophy and weakness leads to drooping of the lower lip, which has unfavorable functional and aesthetic outcomes.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Progressive Bulbar Palsy

    Symptoms include pharyngeal muscle weakness (involved with swallowing), weak jaw and facial muscles, progressive loss of speech, and tongue muscle atrophy.[secure.ssa.gov] […] of the laryngeal, pharyngeal, tongue, and facial muscles.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Limb weakness with both lower and upper motor neuron signs is almost always evident but less prominent.[secure.ssa.gov]

  • Spinal and Bulbar Muscular Atrophy

    Abstract Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA) is the first member identified among polyglutamine diseases characterized by slowly progressive muscle weakness and atrophy[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The main symptoms are slowly progressive muscle weakness and atrophy of bulbar, facial and limb muscles.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Spinal muscular atrophy is characterised by slowly progressive muscle weakness and atrophy of the limb muscles associated with motor neurone loss in the spinal cord.[patient.info]

  • Progressive Muscular Atrophy

    Symptoms include pharyngeal muscle weakness (involved with swallowing), weak jaw and facial muscles, progressive loss of speech, and tongue muscle atrophy.[web.archive.org] Spinal muscular atrophy is characterised by slowly progressive muscle weakness and atrophy of the limb muscles associated with motor neurone loss in the spinal cord.[patient.info] Progressive bulbar palsy, also called progressive bulbar atrophy, involves the brain stem—the bulb-shaped region containing lower motor neurons needed for swallowing, speaking[web.archive.org]

  • Myositis

    Muscular dystrophies are associated with presentation in childhood or adolescence, a slowly progressive course, early muscle atrophy, involvement of the facial muscles, a[rheumatologyadvisor.com] […] family history of muscle weakness, calf atrophy or hypertrophy, and early distal muscle weakness.[rheumatologyadvisor.com]

  • Autosomal Recessive Lower Motor Neuron Disease with Childhood Onset

    Spinal muscular atrophy is characterised by slowly progressive muscle weakness and atrophy of the limb muscles associated with motor neurone loss in the spinal cord.[patient.info] Bulbar muscular atrophy affects the bulbar and facial muscles with motor neurone loss in the brainstem. [ 1 ] The spinal muscular atrophies (SMAs) are a spectrum of genetically[patient.info] They all result in progressive lower motor neurone weakness. The gene defect is on chromosome 5q and the implicated gene is called survival motor neurone gene 1 (SMN1).[patient.info]

  • Young Adult-Onset Distal Hereditary Motor Neuropathy

    weakness DHMN8 600175 TRPV4 12q24.11 Autosomal dominant Congenital distal spinal muscular atrophy Affects primarily distal muscles of lower limbs, non-progressive, rare DHMNJ[en.wikipedia.org] […] vocal cord paralysis ; Harper–Young myopathy Infant onset with vocal cord paralysis DHMN7B 607641 DCTN1 2p13.1 Autosomal dominant Adult onset with vocal cord paralysis and facial[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Distal Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 3

    Spinal muscular atrophy is characterised by slowly progressive muscle weakness and atrophy of the limb muscles associated with motor neurone loss in the spinal cord.[patient.info] Bulbar muscular atrophy affects the bulbar and facial muscles with motor neurone loss in the brainstem. [ 1 ] The spinal muscular atrophies (SMAs) are a spectrum of genetically[patient.info] They all result in progressive lower motor neurone weakness. The gene defect is on chromosome 5q and the implicated gene is called survival motor neurone gene 1 (SMN1).[patient.info]

  • X-linked Distal Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 3

    Spinal muscular atrophy is characterised by slowly progressive muscle weakness and atrophy of the limb muscles associated with motor neurone loss in the spinal cord.[patient.info] Bulbar muscular atrophy affects the bulbar and facial muscles with motor neurone loss in the brainstem. [ 1 ] The spinal muscular atrophies (SMAs) are a spectrum of genetically[patient.info] They all result in progressive lower motor neurone weakness. The gene defect is on chromosome 5q and the implicated gene is called survival motor neurone gene 1 (SMN1).[patient.info]

  • Motor Neuron Disease

    Symptoms include pharyngeal muscle weakness (involved with swallowing), weak jaw and facial muscles, progressive loss of speech, and tongue muscle atrophy.[web.archive.org] Progressive bulbar palsy, also called progressive bulbar atrophy, involves the brain stem—the bulb-shaped region containing lower motor neurons needed for swallowing, speaking[web.archive.org] Limb weakness with both lower and upper motor neuron signs is almost always evident but less prominent.[web.archive.org]

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