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177 Possible Causes for Flail Arm

  • Hemiballismus

    In Hemiballismus there’s a sudden wild flailing of one arm /- the ipsilateral leg. What is the characteristic lesion seen in hemiballismus?[usmlefasttrack.com] He also developed choreiform and flailing movements of the left arm and leg in addition to dystonic left arm posturing behind his back.[mdsabstracts.com] On neurological exam, he was found to have rapid involuntary wide flailing movements of left arm, which lasted for few minutes and were non suppressible.[pubs.sciepub.com]

  • Rheumatic Chorea

    Two unrelated patients with a family history of rheumatic fever had isolated, acquired chorea. Both index cases, as well as affected family members, had increased expression of the rheumatic B-cell alloantigen D8/17. This test may help differentiate Sydenham chorea from lupus chorea.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Upper Motor Neuron Disease

    The flail-limb variants are characterised by neurogenic weakness confined to the proximal upper limbs (flail-arm, at least for 24 months) or lower limbs (flail-leg, confined[acnr.co.uk] PMA may begin in the arms (flail arm type) or the legs (flail leg type). 4.[mndnsw.asn.au] Clinically definite MND (El Escorial 2 Retroviruses and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Tariq Alfahad,Avindra Nath Antiviral Research. 2013; 99(2): 180 3 Flail arm-like syndrome[annalsofian.org]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    We sought to define the significance of brachial amyotrophic diplegia (flail arm syndrome [FA]) and the pseudopolyneuritic variant (flail leg syndrome [FL]) of amyotrophic[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] arm (FA) and flail leg (FL) syndromes.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Flail arm (FA) syndrome, a minor subtype of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is characterized by progressive weakness and upper girdle wasting, but the associated pathological[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Catatonic Schizophrenia

    These motor activities — such as frenzied pacing, turning around in circles, flailing arms or making loud noises — appear to have no purpose or motivating factors.[knowyourdisease.com] They may flail arms, pace back and forth, make loud noises, and engage in a variety of nonsensical movements.[mentalhealthdaily.com] For example, if a person's arm is moved into a certain position, it will stay there for some time. Excessive mobility.[knowyourdisease.com]

  • Autosomal Recessive Lower Motor Neuron Disease with Childhood Onset

    In contrast to the flail arm variant, the flail leg group show an equal male-to-female ratio. 31 As with other forms of MND, cortical hyperexcitability is a feature of the[jnnp.bmj.com] .  1-2% -Weakness of respiratory group of muscles 10% - Bilateral upper limb weakness and wasting, flail arm offlail person in barrel syndrome. Head drop Fasiculations[slideshare.net] About 5% of cases present with respiratory weakness without significant limb or bulbar symptoms. [25] The flail arm and flail leg variants are initially localized forms with[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Parasomnia Type Sleepwalking

    The eyes usually remain closed, and people have been known to sit up, leap from bed, shout, swear, grab, flail their arms, punch, kick, and talk.[naturalsleepmedicine.net] Patients may kick, punch, grab, flail their arms, or jump out of bed, often causing injury to their bed partner.[hackensacksleep.com] Dream-enacting behaviors include talking, yelling, punching, kicking, sitting, jumping from bed, arm flailing, and grabbing.[kingwoodsleep.com]

  • Progressive Muscular Atrophy

    These cases are referred to as "Flail Arm" (FA) or "Flail Leg" (FL) and are associated with a better prognosis.[en.wikipedia.org] The flail-limb variants are characterised by neurogenic weakness confined to the proximal upper limbs (flail-arm, at least for 24 months) or lower limbs (flail-leg, confined[acnr.co.uk] Arm ALS; Progressive Muscular Atrophy; Monomelic Amyotrophy; Motor Neuron Disease; Asymptomatic ALS Gene Carriers; Healthy Controls Intervention : Sponsors : Johns Hopkins[treat-nmd.eu]

  • Neuropathy

    Flail arms in a parachutist: an unusual presentation of hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cervical Nerve Root Avulsion

    Not only is the arm totally flail and anesthetic, but chronic pain is frequently present as well.[oandplibrary.org] arm ) sensory deficits evaluation EMG shows maintained innervation to cervical paraspinals abnormal histamine test only redness and wheal, but NO flare Classification based[orthobullets.com] Complete loss of function may also be called flail arm, arm palsy or arm paralysis.[hss.edu]

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