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53 Possible Causes for Hyperreflexia, Increased Patellar Tendon Reflex

  • Stroke

    An examination showed decreased strength on the right side, with hyperreflexia and an up-going plantar response.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Graves Disease

    HLA-B8, Dr3 association Often incited during stress e.g. childbirth, infection, steroid withdrawal Presentation Symptoms heat intolerance weight loss hyperactive diarrhea hyperreflexia[step2.medbullets.com] Additional symptoms associated with Graves’ disease include heart palpitations, slight tremors of the hands and/or fingers, hair loss, brittle nails, exaggerated reflexes (hyperreflexia[rarediseases.org] Dysphoria Tachycardia, Lone Atrial Fibrillation Heat Intolerance Fine tremor Palpitation, Nervousness Warm moist skin, Goiter Fatigue, lethargy Proximal Myopathy Dyspnoea Hyperreflexia[intechopen.com]

  • Myelopathy

    Clinical hyperreflexia was tested at the MCP joint, using a six-axis load cell.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms and Signs Cord compression commonly causes gradual spastic paresis, paresthesias, or both in the hands and feet and may cause hyperreflexia.[merckmanuals.com] […] is affected and the extent (anterior, posterior, or lateral) of the pathology, and may include: Upper motor neuron signs—weakness, spasticity, clumsiness, altered tonus, hyperreflexia[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Myelitis

    The patient with detrusor hyperreflexia had an unrecordable CMCT-TA.[jnnp.bmj.com] Examination reveals moderate paraparesis with hyperreflexia, a left extensor plantar response, impaired vibratory and proprioceptive sensation, and a sensory level at T6.[nejm.org] […] in one and detrusor hyperreflexia with sphincter dyssynergia in three.[jnnp.bmj.com]

  • Cervical Myelopathy

    BACKGROUND: Gait dysfunction associated with spasticity and hyperreflexia is a primary symptom in patients with compression of cervical spinal cord.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Abstract Diabetes may affect the typical physical findings associated with cervical spondylotic myelopathy, as coexisting diabetic neuropathy may dampen expected hyperreflexia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms and Signs Cord compression commonly causes gradual spastic paresis, paresthesias, or both in the hands and feet and may cause hyperreflexia.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Subacute Transverse Myelitis

    An areflexic cystometrogram tended to change to a low compliance bladder, followed by detrusor hyperreflexia or a normal cystometrogram.[nature.com] Neurological Examination: spastic paraplegia, Babinski sign bilateral patellar, hyperreflexia and aquiliana, sensorial level T4.[omicsonline.org] […] retention had an areflexic cystometrogram as well as sphincter hyperreflexia, and three of five patients with voiding difficulty had detrusor-sphincter dyssynergia.[nature.com]

  • Spastic Paraplegia

    This case showed spasticity and hyperreflexia with pathological reflexes and ankle clonus as well as muscle weakness in all extremities.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] On neurological examination, he showed hyperreflexia, spasticity, and weakness in the lower extremities and bilateral Babinski reflexes.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] People with this condition can also experience exaggerated reflexes (hyperreflexia), ankle spasms, high-arched feet (pes cavus), and reduced bladder control.[icdlist.com]

  • Cervical Spinal Cord Tumor

    The neurologic examination usually reveals symmetric weakness with either flaccidity and hyporeflexia (if the diagnosis is made early) or spasticity and hyperreflexia (if[aafp.org] A neurological examination revealed hypesthesia and mild weakness in her left C8 spinal nerve distribution, as well as mild hyperreflexia and a Babinski’s sign in the left[jmedicalcasereports.biomedcentral.com] Other signs evident upon physical examination may include spine tenderness, stiffening of gait, trophic changes of extremity, sensory loss, hyperreflexia, clonus, and scoliosis[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Spinal Cord Injury

    Spasticity is characterized as hyperreflexia and hypertonicity as a result of damage to the supraspinal tracts in the aftermath of SCI.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] BACKGROUND: Tibialis Anterior (TA) cutaneous reflex (CR) activity evoked following cutaneous stimulation of the plantar (Pl) surface (Pl-TA CR) has demonstrated hyperreflexia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] These techniques carry the risk of autonomic hyperreflexia.[emedicine.com]

  • Strychnine Poisoning

    The ten main symptoms of strychnine poisoning: Initial symptoms are tightness and twitching of the muscles, agitation and hyperreflexia. Stiffness of the body. Lockjaw.[chm.bris.ac.uk] Needless to say, a “thumbnail-sized” portion is worrying… Muscle spasms and rigidity generally resolve within 24 hours, although ongoing hyperreflexia and increased tone may[lifeinthefastlane.com] […] taste Clonic-tonic convulsions Opisthotonos: arching back Emprosthotonos: arching forward Pleurothotonus: bending sideward Risus Sardonicus: Evil fixed grin Dilated pupils Hyperreflexia[medpreponline.com]

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