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64 Possible Causes for Flaccid Paralysis of the Lower Extremity

  • Anterior Spinal Artery Syndrome

    Postoperative neurologic examination disclosed flaccid paralysis of the lower extremities and sphincter incontinence.[] Anterior spinal artery syndrome manifests as flaccid paralysis of the lower extremities and bowel and bladder dysfunction with sparing of proprioception and sensation, due[]

  • Poliomyelitis

    Flaccid paralysis was detected 4 weeks after OPV immunization.[] A 4 month-old male patient with the decreased movement of left lower extremity for 1 month was transferred to the Department of Pediatrics.[] This report describes a case of acute flaccid paralysis after administration of oral polio vaccine (OPV).[]

  • Tick Paralysis

    The clinical presentation appears as typical ascending flaccid paralysis.[] After aprodromal phase (paraesthesias, restlessness, irritaility, fatigue, and myalgias) neurological symptoms will start with paralysis of the lower extremities.[]

  • Foix-Alajouanine Syndrome

    extremities that progresses to flaccid paralysis, often ascending, loss of sphincter control, and progressive sensory loss.[] […] necrosis of the gray matter of the spinal cord, thickening of the walls of the spinal vessels, and abnormal spinal fluid; symptoms include subacute spastic paraplegia of the lower[]

  • Meningomyelocele

    Children with the less common thoracic lesions, have flaccid paralysis of lower extremities with variable weakness in abdominal and trunk musculature.[] Children with high lumbar lesions (L1, L2) have flaccid paralysis of knees and ankles and may walk with extensive braces and crutches.[]

  • Spinal Cord Infarction

    Within minutes of the injection, the patient developed bilateral lower extremity weakness, which progressed to flaccid paralysis. Fig 1.[] In addition, her lower extremities were flaccid.[] However, the patient developed paralysis and a loss of touch, temperature, pinprick, and vibration sensations below the T5 level.[]

  • Paralysis

    Neurological examinations revealed symmetrical flaccid paralysis in his lower extremities, but the patient was alert and his sensory system was intact.[] The clinical presentation appears as typical ascending flaccid paralysis.[] He had no family history of paralysis and this was his first attack. He strongly denied drug abuse, such as anabolic steroids, thyroid and growth hormone, and diuretics.[]

  • Spinal Cord Concussion

    This is a systematic review. The study aimed to evaluate whether spinal cord concussion (SCC) patients can safely return to play sports and if there are factors that can predict SCC recurrence or the development of a spinal cord injury (SCI). Although SCC is a reversible neurologic disturbance of spinal cord[…][]

  • Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis

    We herein report a 25-yr-old Korean man who suffered from flaccid paralysis of the lower extremities and numbness of hands.[] […] of his lower extremities.[] Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis is an uncommon thyroid emergency that is associated with electrolyte disturbances and a progressive flaccid paralysis of lower and upper extremities[]

  • Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis

    Hypokalaemic periodic paralysis (HypoPP) is an autosomal dominant disorder, which is characterized by periodic attacks of muscle weakness associated with a decrease in the serum potassium level. A major disease-causing gene for HypoPP has been identified as CACNA1S, which encodes the skeletal muscle calcium channel[…][]

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