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1,541 Possible Causes for Hyperreflexia, Stroke

  • Dementia

    Clinical examination revealed several elements of a frontal lobe dysfunction including apathy with motor impersistence, presence of primitive reflexes, generalized hyperreflexia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Since high blood pressure is an important risk factor for stroke and stroke recurrence, drugs that lower blood pressure might play an important role in secondary stroke prevention[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Whether a stroke affects your thinking and reasoning depends on your stroke's severity and location.[stroke.org]

  • Meningitis

    Stroke was diagnosed on the basis of clinical, MRI findings or both. Stroke risk factors were noted.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score was 5, and the Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score was 8. She was diagnosed with acute embolic stroke.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke[medlineplus.gov]

  • Eclampsia

    (NICHD) Definition (MSH) Onset of HYPERREFLEXIA; SEIZURES; or COMA in a previously diagnosed pre-eclamptic patient (PRE-ECLAMPSIA).[fpnotebook.com] Home-onset strokes displayed a mortality rate of 40%.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Increasing blood pressure will lead to increasing hyperreflexia (overactive reflexes), until eventually uncontrollable seizures result.[medbroadcast.com]

  • Neurosyphilis

    Summarized by the mnemonic PARESIS: P Personality changes A Affect R Reflexes (hyperreflexia) E Eye (Argyll Robertson Pupil – reacts to accommodation, not light – aka “Prostitute[errolozdalga.com] Its heterogeneity can manifest in the form of meningitis, space occupying gummas, vasculitis, strokes, cranial neuropathies, myelopathy, dementia, and seizures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] compression 1,2,4 may be associated with myelitis (acute syphilitic meningomyelitis) resulting in upper motor neurone lesion signs on examination such as spastic paresis and hyperreflexia[radiopaedia.org]

  • Methylphenidate

    Symptoms of overdose that require immediate medical assistance include: Restlessness Tremor Aggression Hallucinations Panic states Hyperreflexia (overactive reflexes, which[drugenquirer.com] Key words: Methylphenidate, ischemic stroke, short term use Advertisement Journal of Behavioral Health SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE NOW[scopemed.org] Psychostimulating drugs raise both blood pressure and heart rate, and case reports of sudden death, stroke, and myocardial infarction have led to regulatory and public concern[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cocaine Abuse

    The physical symptoms include an increase in the heart rate, hyperreflexia, mydriasis and initial nausea.[lecturio.com] Stroke in crack-cocaine abusers is increasingly recognized.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Contemporary treatments for acute stroke have made it essential to gather all possible diagnostic information before proceeding with intervention.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Brain Neoplasm

    Neurologic examination revealed severe right leg weakness with hyperreflexia, ankle clonus, and a questionable plantar response.[thefreelibrary.com] If you think it's a stroke, dial 999 immediately and ask for an ambulance.[nhs.uk] Loss of brain cells, which happens if you suffer a stroke, can affect your ability to think clearly. Brain tumors can also press on nerves and affect brain function.[icdlist.com]

  • CARASIL

    Diffuse white matter abnormalities 0007204 Dysarthria Difficulty articulating speech 0001260 Gait disturbance Abnormal gait Abnormal walk Impaired gait [ more ] 0001288 Hyperreflexia[rarediseases.info.nih.gov] Gain fresh perspectives and up-to-date insights from the world’s leading authorities on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of stroke.[books.google.ro] Barnett, Stroke: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management continues to provide the dependable, current answers you need to effectively combat the increasing incidence of[books.google.ro]

  • Cerebral Hemorrhage

    Intracerebral hemorrhage is an unusual complication of autonomic hyperreflexia (AHR), which can be fatal if massive bleeding occurs with subsequent brain herniation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] , but none of the SNPs tested had an association with ischemic stroke.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] There were 1280 stroke patients (1101 with ischemic stroke and 179 with cerebral hemorrhage) and 1380 controls in the study.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cervical Spine Fracture

    Patients with chronic spinal cord lesions above T-6 are particularly at risk for this response: 85 % will display autonomic hyperreflexia at some time during the course of[trauma.org] Stroke incidence is reduced with early recognition and prompt anticoagulation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Hyperreflexia, clonus, Babinski signs, and Hoffmann signs indicate spinal cord compression, although areflexia is common initially in an emergency injury.[orthopaedicsone.com]

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