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31 Possible Causes for Flaccid Paralysis of the Upper Extremity

  • Syringomyelia

    upper extremities.[] Symptoms include dissociated sensory loss , presenting as a cape-like distribution of decreased sensitivity to pain and temperature, and flaccid atrophic paralysis in the[]

  • Cervical Spine Fracture

    BACKGROUND: Aggressive screening for blunt cerebrovascular injury (BCVI) and prompt anticoagulation for documented injuries has resulted in a significant reduction in ischemic neurologic events. An association between vertebral artery injuries (VAIs) and specific cervical spine fracture patterns has been[…][]

  • Brachial Plexus Neuritis

    paralysis of the upper extremity.[] BSN; Ann Schwentker, MD; Kevin Yakuboff, MD Cincinnati Children's Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH Introduction: Virally mediated brachial plexus neuritis can cause acute flaccid[]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is one of the most common forms of motor neuron diseases. It is also known as “Lou Gehrig's disease”, after a well-known baseball player in New York. The hallmark of the disease is a mixed upper and lower motor neuropathy that is progressive over time. The upper motor signs[…][]

  • Enterovirus Infection

    This is a case of acute onset flaccid paralysis of left upper extremity in a fully immunized 5 year old child in New York.[] Paralysis (infrequent in both polio and non-polio intro viral infections): flaccid paralysis that is often asymmetric with proximal extremity muscles affected; lower extremities[] A few scattered clusters of acute flaccid paralysis associated with pathogens like enterovirus other than polio virus and flaviviruses have recently come to limelight.[]

  • Torticollis

    The patient eventually developed torticollis, acute flaccid paralysis of the upper extremities, and respiratory distress, prompting radiological examination of the spinal[] Although administration of factor VIII at a dose of 50 U/kg, the patient developed flaccid paralysis of the upper extremities. Factor VIII inhibitor screen was positive.[]

  • Anterior Spinal Artery Syndrome

    […] anterior spinal artery--- affects the anterior horn cells and pain and temperature pathways - bilateral leg weakness - areflexia /flaccid paralysis - loss of bowel and bladder[] […] and temperature sensation -retained vibratory and position sense (as the posterior columns are suppied by posterior spinal artery) syringomyelia- areflexic weakness in the upper[] extremities and disassociated anaesthesia(loss of pain and temperature with preserved vibratory and position )in a cape like distrubition. common site of involvement is lower[]

  • Tick Paralysis

    If the tick continues to feed, the weakness ascends to the upper extremities over a matter of hours, followed by cranial nerve involvement.[] The classic clinical presentation of tick paralysis is the development of an unsteady, ataxic type gait followed by an acute symmetric ascending flaccid paralysis.[]

  • Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis

    Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis is an uncommon thyroid emergency that is associated with electrolyte disturbances and a progressive flaccid paralysis of lower and upper extremities[]

  • Lupus Erythematosus

    Her sensory system was largely intact, but motor paralysis progressed to include the upper extremities and the muscles of respiration, necessitating mechanical ventilation[] Two weeks later, the patient developed acute psychosis, aggressive behaviour and flaccid paraplegia.[]

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