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182 Possible Causes for Fasciculation of the Tongue, Slurred Speech

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    speech, stumbling, and muscle twitching for 3 years.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Within a month, the patient had slurred speech, difficulty in swallowing liquids and fasciculations of the tongue.[aafp.org] ALS often begins with muscle twitching and weakness in a limb, or slurred speech. Eventually, ALS affects control of the muscles needed to move, speak, eat and breathe.[mayoclinic.org]

  • Motor Neuron Disease

    The early symptoms are slurred speech and stumbling.[sciencemuseum.org.uk] Neither atrophy nor fasciculation of the tongue was observed. Both cases showed rapid progression to mutism within a few years.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Usually, the first things people notice are: weakness in the hands and grip slurred speech weakness in the legs, and a tendency to trip weakness of the shoulder, making lifting[healthdirect.gov.au]

  • Vitamin E Deficiency

    Symptoms of AVED include slurred speech ( dysarthria ), difficulty coordinating movements ( ataxia ), numbness in the hands and feet ( peripheral neuropathy ), and progressive[rarediseases.info.nih.gov] […] of the tongue.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Vitamin E supplementation led to an unexpected improvement in the unsteadiness of gait and slurring of speech of which she had also complained.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere Syndrome

    Signs and symptoms may include vocal cord paralysis, drooping eyelids, facial weakness, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, diminishing eye sight, neck and shoulder weakness[diseaseinfosearch.org] […] of the tongue, and neurological disorders from the cranial nerves. [2] The neurological manifestations develop insidiously: they usually begin with sensorineural deafness[en.wikipedia.org] Some of the nerve problems include hearing loss, breathing problems, and slurred speech.[patientslikeme.com]

  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 3

    speech Drooling Difficulty swallowing and breathing in more advanced stages Less commonly, symptoms firstly appear in the tongue or hands and progresses downwards to the[thehumanthebody.com] These have included difficulty chewing and swallowing, sternocleidomastoid and trapezius weakness and atrophy, and fasciculations of the tongue.[healio.com] - inc tongue -Tremor may be present -In general, alert and responsive What is type 1 SMA known as?[quizlet.com]

  • Tapia's Syndrome

    The following day, he developed dysphagia and slurred speech; on examination, paralysis of the left side of the tongue was found.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Ten days after surgery, patient claimed that there was mild fasciculation in the tongue though this could not be ascertained by the doctors.[jcsjournal.org] Weakness of the tongue will also manifest as slurred speech.[ruralneuropractice.com]

  • Spinal and Bulbar Muscular Atrophy

    Symptoms include: slurred speech, problems chewing and swallowing, minimal facial muscle movement, atrophy/weakness in arms and legs.[prezi.com] […] of the tongue, proximal weakness, fasciculations in the limb muscles, and an absence of all tendon reflexes.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Weakness of the facial and tongue muscles may occur later in the course of the disease and often leads to dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing), dysarthria (slurring of speech[mycareladies.co.uk]

  • Progressive Bulbar Palsy

    Progressive bulbar palsy usually leads to slurred speech and difficulty swallowing, as Rutgers University details.[reference.com] Clinical manifestations include dysarthria, dysphagia, facial weakness, tongue weakness, and fasciculations of the tongue and facial muscles.[ebi.ac.uk] It also includes similar symptoms as PBP – affection of head and neck muscles, swallowing or chewing problems and slurred speech (usually the first symptoms from all).[wikilectures.eu]

  • Spastic Paraplegia

    This is a progressive condition and most patients eventually develop slurred speech, weakness (and wasting) in limb muscles, difficulty in swallowing, and sphincter control[disorders.eyes.arizona.edu] Other associated signs were rhinolalia, hypotrophy and fasciculations of the tongue and cardiomyopathy.[link.springer.com] In rare instances, HSP also impacts the upper regions of the spinal cord and the brainstem, causing weakness and spasticity in arm muscles, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing[raredr.com]

  • Anesthetic

    Bulbar involvement includes dysphagia and tongue fasciculations, frequently leading to pulmonary aspiration.[openanesthesia.org] Frequent initial manifestations include skeletal muscle atrophy, weakness, and fasciculations.[openanesthesia.org] With time, atrophy and weakness involve most of the skeletal muscles, including the tongue, pharynx, larynx, and chest.[openanesthesia.org]

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