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583 Possible Causes for Flaccid Paralysis

  • Hyperkalemia

    In 94 patients, flaccid paralysis was described and in 25, severe muscular weakness; in 65 patients, these findings were associated with other symptoms.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In severe cases, weakness and flaccid paralysis may occur.[fpnotebook.com] paralysis may occur.[fpnotebook.com]

  • Tick Paralysis

    Tick paralysis is a rare, ascending, flaccid paralysis that occurs when toxin-secreting Ixodidae ticks bite and remain attached for several days.[msdmanuals.com] Abstract Tick paralysis is a rare disease characterized by acute, ascending, flaccid paralysis that is often confused with other acute neurologic disorders or diseases (e.g[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 22-year-old man from a rural area, who was in contact with cattle, developed ascending flaccid paralysis secondary to Amblyomma maculatum tick toxin.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    CASE REPORT: An 82-year-old woman presented with acute ascending flaccid paralysis and acute respiratory failure.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Introduction: Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an autoimmune polyneuropathy causing acute flaccid paralysis and it is known to improve with plasmapheresis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] paralysis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Radiculomyelopathy

    Abstract A case of cervical radiculomyelopathy caused by multiple calcified nodules in the ligamenta flava is presented. Roentgenological examination of the cervical spine showed radiopaque nodular lesions, 7 x 7 x 5 mm in size, located in the paramedian portion of the posterior spinal canal. The nodules were removed[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Subdural Hematoma

    A A Case Rep. 2017 Aug 1;9(3):94-96. doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000536. Author information 1 From the *Operating Rooms; Departments of †Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine; ‡Orthopaedic Surgery; §Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences; and ‖Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Graduate[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hypokalemia

    Severe hypokalemia results in extreme weakness of the body and, on occasion, in paralysis. The paralysis that occurs is "flaccid paralysis," or limpness.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] paralysis Decrease deep tendon reflexes Decreased bowel sounds Easy way to Remember 7 L’s Lethargy (confusion) Low, shallow respirations (due to decreased ability to use[registerednursern.com] Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons - Ascending muscle weakness is a manifestation of hyperkalemia that can progress to flaccid paralysis that is comparable[acls.com]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    A characteristic finding is albuminocytological dissociation in the cerebrospinal fluid, and the clinical presentation is typically an ascending flaccid paralysis with loss[doi.org] […] in children, called acute flaccid myelitis.[brainandlife.org] Academy of Neurology Possible Treatment for Rare Polio-like Illness Shows No Benefit Researchers have been searching for possible treatments for the polio-like illness causing paralysis[brainandlife.org]

  • Benzodiazepine Overdose

    Am J Emerg Med. 2014 Nov;32(11):1438.e5-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2014.04.004. Epub 2014 Apr 13. Author information 1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Uijeongbu St Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Uijeongbu, Korea. 2 Department of Emergency Medicine, Uijeongbu St Mary's Hospital, College[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Enterovirus Infection

    Abstract The incidence of acute flaccid paralysis has been on a declining trend with the global efforts on eradication of polio virus.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Paralysis (infrequent in both polio and non-polio intro viral infections): flaccid paralysis that is often asymmetric with proximal extremity muscles affected; lower extremities[medicinenet.com] paralysis).[health.hawaii.gov]

  • Brachial Plexus Neuropathy

    […] three cases of osteoarticular infection manifested by flaccid limb paralysis without the typical systemic signs of infection.[revistas.rcaap.pt] On the other hand, pseudo-paralysis or apparent weakness of a limb associated with septic arthritis or osteomyelitis is a well-documented phenomenon Case Report: We describe[revistas.rcaap.pt]

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