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140 Possible Causes for Hyporeflexia, Mild Facial Muscle Weakness

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

    The patient presented with mild facial weakness, humeral poly-hill sign, scapular winging, peroneal weakness, drop foot, pes cavus, and myoclonic epilepsy.[] The muscle and nerve biopsy revealed broadly fiber Type II grouping atrophy and myelinated nerve fibers that significantly decreased with thin myelinated fibers and onion[]

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    Mild involvement of the facial musculature (particularly of the orbicularis oculi and oris muscles) is often present.[] Muscle weakness of the face is common, and may include: Eyelid drooping Inability to whistle Decreased facial expression Depressed or angry facial expression Difficulty pronouncing[] It causes progressive weakness in the facial muscles and certain muscles in the arms and legs. It progresses slowly. Symptoms can vary, from mild to disabling.[]

  • Inclusion Body Myositis

    Facial muscles are unaffected in PM and DM, but mild facial muscle weakness is common in patients with IBM.[] There is early weakness and atrophy of forearms and quadriceps and a third of patients also have mild facial weakness.[] Facial weakness can also occur, but it is typically mild and not a prominent finding.[]

  • X-linked Distal Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 3

    They vary by the specific type and may include hypotonia; hyporeflexia; difficulty sucking, swallowing, and breathing; unmet developmental milestones; and, in more severe[] Characterized by weakness of facial, shoulder, and upper arm muscles. Impaired ability to close eyes, move the lips, and raise arms overhead may occur.[] Patients typically present during infancy or early childhood with progressive weakness, hypotonia, muscle atrophy, hyporeflexia /areflexia, and varying degrees of bulbar weakness[]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is characterized by rapidly evolving ascending weakness, mild sensory loss, and hyporeflexia or areflexia.[] […] sensory symptoms or signs Cranial nerve involvement, especially bilateral weakness of facial muscles Recovery beginning two to four weeks after progression ceases Autonomic[] Physical examination confirmed lower left facial palsy and paresthesia of his extremities with hyporeflexia of his lower limbs and sensory loss of all four extremities.[]

  • Spinal and Bulbar Muscular Atrophy

    The patient clinical picture included gait impairment, global hyporeflexia, proximal muscle atrophy of upper limbs, deviation of the uvula to right during phonation and tongue[] Examination revealed gynecomastia, mild facial diplegia with temporal bilateral muscular atrophy, tongue fasciculations, lower extremity hypopallesthesia, muscle wasting and[] […] bulbar muscles (those of the face and throat).The condition mainly affects males, with onset between the ages of 30 and 60. 0001288 Gynecomastia Enlarged male breast 0000771 Hyporeflexia[]

  • Congenital Myopathy with Excess of Thin Filaments

    Proximal and distal weakness; hyporeflexia. Respiratory failure in severe forms and can be fatal.[] […] of hip girdle and axial muscles Mild facial weakness, extraocular muscles spared, no cardiac involvment Bulbar and respiratory involvement uncommon Histology: central cores[] Clinical characteristics include scapular winging, mild lower facial weakness, foot drop due to foot eversion and dorsiflexion weakness, and selective muscle atrophy.[]

  • Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy

    […] and mild lower facial weakness.[] The 53-year-old mother of the proband had limb-girdle (L-G) type muscular weakness with very mild facial involvement.[] This report concerns two patients with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) whose facial weakness began in infancy.[]

  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 1H

    […] weakness Trophic changes related to pain Autophagic vacuoles Centrally nucleated skeletal muscle fibers Pica Peripheral neuropathy Distal muscle weakness Flexion contracture Hyporeflexia[] Affected individuals develop weakness of the lower limbs that may be mild or severe. Weakness of facial muscles may also occur.[]

  • Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy Type 2

    Assessment of the patient's brother, aged 21, revealed an irregular heart beat on cardiac auscultation, and neurological study identified myotatic hyporeflexia, mild atrophy[] There was proximal weakness in both upper and lower extremities. There was also mild weakness of ankle dorsiflexion and plantar flexion.[] However, because the symptoms vary in intensity, family members may have such mild forms of the illness that they are unaware of any muscle problems.[]

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