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52 Possible Causes for Hyperreflexia, Myoclonic Jerking, Numbness of the Hand

  • Hypoglycemia

    In newborns, hypoglycemia can produce irritability, jitters, myoclonic jerks, cyanosis, respiratory distress, apneic episodes, sweating, hypothermia, somnolence, hypotonia[] There is often blurring of vision, nasal congestion, ringing in the ears, numbness and tingling of the hands, feet or face, and sometimes leg or foot cramps.[]

  • Chronic Kidney Insufficiency

    […] in your hands and feet restless leg syndrome brittle hair and nails itching weight loss a loss of muscle mass muscle twitching and cramps easy bruising and bleeding blood[] […] filtration rate [eGFR] 15 mL/min/1.73 m 2 ), neuromuscular symptoms may be present, including coarse muscular twitches, peripheral sensory and motor neuropathies, muscle cramps, hyperreflexia[] […] or swelling in the hands and feet Muscle twitching or cramps Breath odor Easy bruising, or blood in the stool Excessive thirst Frequent hiccups Problems with sexual function[]

  • Hypocalcemia

    jerks In more severe cases of hypocalcemia, findings can include: -Laryngospasm and stridor -Tetany -Altered mental status -Apnea -Seizures -Hypotension -Decreased myocardial[] Severe hypocalcemia with serum calcium 7 mg/dL ( 1.75 mmol/L) may cause hyperreflexia, tetany, laryngospasm, or generalized seizures.[] Calcium levels should be checked if a patient complains of "CATS go numb" - convulsions, arrythmia, tetany (strong convulsions in the hands), and numbness in the hands, feet[]

  • Alcohol Withdrawal

    […] suspect benzodiazepine-induced delirium and trial flumazenil among patients with persistent confusion whose withdrawal seemed to have resolved (e.g. normal vital signs, no hyperreflexia[] […] of face, hands, arms, and legs 0.10 Flushed appearance Ataxia (imbalance and difficulty walking) Impaired fine muscle coordination Impaired mental abilities, judgment, attention[] Crossref , PubMed , Google Scholar Krystal J.H, Webb E, Grillon C, Cooney N, Casal L, Morgan C.A, Southwick S.M, Davis M& Charney D.S . 1997 Evidence of acoustic startle hyperreflexia[]

  • Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium

    […] of face, hands, arms, and legs 0.10 Flushed appearance Ataxia (imbalance and difficulty walking) Impaired fine muscle coordination Impaired mental abilities, judgment, attention[] Effects of this "adrenergic storm" can include (but are not limited to) tachycardia, hypertension, hyperthermia, hyperreflexia, diaphoresis, heart attack, cardiac arrhythmia[] 0.05 Feelings of relaxation, giddiness, lowered inhibitions Slight impairment of judgment and motor skills 0.08 Impaired muscle coordination and reaction time Tingling and numbness[]

  • Hypoparathyroidism

    Low calcium Early warning signs include: tingling or numbness in the hands and/or feet and/or the face especially around the mouth; tiredness; headache; diarrheal twitching[] Hyperreflexia. Other symptoms and signs depend on the aetiology: DiGeorge's syndrome : Recurrent infections due to T-cell immunodeficiency.[] Symptoms may include: Numbness around mouth or in hands or feet Uncontrollable, painful spasms of the face, hands, arms, and feet Seizures Low blood pressure Emotional instability[]

  • Tetanus

    […] woman awoke with sudden onset of difficulty with swallowing, slurred speech and left-sided facial weakness and numbness.[] […] usually occurs after an acute injury, such as a puncture wound or laceration; generalized tetanus, the most common form, is characterized by tetanic muscular contractions and hyperreflexia[] Tetanus is a life-threatening neurological syndrome characterised by tonic muscle spasms and hyperreflexia, caused by the exotoxin of Clostridium tetani , a gram-positive[]

  • Acute Kidney Failure

    Such symptoms include Anorexia Nausea Vomiting Weakness Myoclonic jerks Seizures Confusion Coma Asterixis and hyperreflexia may be present on examination.[] In addition, many people report: Nausea Vomiting Feeling drowsy Difficulty paying attention Numbness or decreased sensation in the hands and feet Doctors can diagnose acute[] Later, as nitrogenous products accumulate, symptoms of uraemia may develop, including anorexia, nausea and vomiting, weakness, myoclonic jerks, seizures, confusion, and coma[]

  • Stiff-Person Syndrome

    My left hand goes numb. It’s very worrying.’ Mr McKechnie suffers numbness on the left hand side of his face, his left hand and both legs.[] Although spasms could have a jerky quality, particularly in those with distal rigidity, none of the patients had generalised myoclonic jerks.[] SYMPTOMS The most common signs are: - hyperreflexia reflexive integrity can be assessed via deep tendon reflexes (as well as resistance to passive stretch), grading it by[]

  • Lyme Disease

    However, if untreated, the illness will progress to a third stage which includes arthritis and chronic pain, numbness, tingling of hands and feet, and short-term memory loss[] jerks, musculo-skeletal symptoms, racing pulse, irritable gut, and spastic bladder.[] […] extending to hands/arms and feet/legs.[]

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