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135 Possible Causes for Foot Drop, Slurred Speech, Tongue Atrophy

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    This usually begins on one side of the body and can cause loss of hand dexterity, shoulder function, a foot-drop or walking difficulty.[alsbc.ca] speech, stumbling, and muscle twitching for 3 years.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] anomalies (atrophy or hypertrophy) and tongue coating were determined for each patient.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy

    Clinically, it is characterized by slowly progressive asymmetrical predominantly distal weakness; unilateral wrist drop, grip weakness, and foot drop are the commonest initial[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] And in contrast to some patients with GBS, CIDP, or other motor neuropathies like ALS, swallowing difficulties and slurred speech do not occur in patients with MMN.[polyneuroexchange.com] Neurological testing showed weakness and fasciculations of the tongue and face. The tongue showed severe atrophy. Moderate symmetric, proximal weakness was present.[neuromuscular.wustl.edu]

  • Progressive Bulbar Palsy

    However, occasionally problems in the leg or legs may occur: Foot drop (early). Gait disorder. A sensation of heaviness of one or both legs. A tendency to trip.[patient.info] Progressive bulbar palsy usually leads to slurred speech and difficulty swallowing, as Rutgers University details.[reference.com] Symptoms muscle weakness (especially pharyngeal, facial and masticatory muscles) loss of speech emotial lability – rapid alternation of laughing and crying tongue muscle atrophy[wikilectures.eu]

  • Primary Lateral Sclerosis

    Specific Needs I seek funding for a set of Bioness L300 foot drop devices.[ability-mission.org] speech and drooling as the facial muscles weaken Difficulties with swallowing and breathing late in the disease Less commonly, PLS begins in your tongue or hands and then[mayoclinic.org] Neurologically, very poor movement of tongue was observed, but without atrophy or fasciculation. Deep tendon reflexes were hyperactive.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 1

    However, occasionally problems in the leg or legs may occur: Foot drop (early). Gait disorder. A sensation of heaviness of one or both legs. A tendency to trip.[patient.info] They may be subtle, vary from person to person and include stumbling, tripping, dropping things, excessive arm or leg fatigue, or slurred speech.[mybiosource.com] […] muscle contour, or tongue atrophy excess saliva difficulty breathing The corticospinal tract is a part of the brain made up of nerve fibers.[healthline.com]

  • Motor Neuron Disease

    drop, or slurred speech.[alsnewstoday.com] The early symptoms are slurred speech and stumbling.[sciencemuseum.org.uk] […] or atrophies.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere Syndrome

    foot drop and mild weakness of her intrinsic hand muscles.[pn.bmj.com] Some of the nerve problems include hearing loss, breathing problems, and slurred speech.[patientslikeme.com] atrophy ; Tongue fasciculations ; Vocal cord paralysis ; Weak voice Associated Genes SLC52A3 (Withdrawn symbols: C20orf54, RFVT3, bA371L19.1, hRFT2 ) Mouse Orthologs Slc52a3[mousephenotype.org]

  • Adult Primary Lateral Sclerosis

    A neurological examination revealed mild left hand and distal leg weakness with foot drop, asymmetric hyperreflexia, and an extensor plantar response.[karger.com] . ; Hoarseness, reduced rate of speaking, slurred speech and drooling as the facial muscles weaken; Drooling and difficulties with swallowing and breathing late in the disease[humanitas.net] There was spastic dysarthria with a spastic tongue, without atrophy or fasciculations.[neurologyindia.com]

  • Ataxia

    A foot-drop will cause the patient lift that leg higher, and the gait disturbance is called a “steppage” gait.[dartmouth.edu] Many symptoms of Ataxia can mimic those of being drunk – slurred speech, stumbling, falling, and incoordination.[ataxia.org] […] cerebral atrophy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cerebellar Atrophy

    Four of the nine patients receiving placebo drug dropped out of the study. The small sample size and high placebo drop-out rate were limitations.[movementdisorders.org] Symptoms include ataxia with incoordination of the arms and gait, poor balance slurred speech and difficulty swallowing.[ataxiacenter.umn.edu] Eventually signs of brain stem involvement appear with facial atrophy, perioral twitching, tongue fasciculations and atrophy, and dysphagia.[disorders.eyes.arizona.edu]

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