Possible Causes for Locked in Syndrome in USA

  • Central Pontine Myelinolysis
    Locked-in Syndrome

    ., delirium or hallucinations), "locked-in syndrome," in which there is paralysis of the lower limb musculature and cranial nerves resulting in a lack of expressive communication … [1]

  • Hyponatremia
    Locked-in Syndrome

    Hyponatremia is an abnormally low concentration of sodium ions in blood.[2]

  • Intrapontine Hemorrhage
    Locked-in Syndrome
  • Fugu Poisoning
    Locked-in Syndrome

    Fugu poisoning is a term encompassing ingestion of pufferfish (termed fugu) that contains tetrodotoxin, a very potent neurotoxin that can be fatal in sufficient concentrations. Patients initially present with paresthesias and gastrointestinal irritation, followed by progressive paralysis, hypotension, loss of…[3]

  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2B
    Marfan Syndrome

    Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2B is a rare disorder in which aggressive medullary thyroid cancer, pheochromocytoma may lead to life-threatening blood pressure changes, and mucosal neuromas are included in the clinical presentation. The majority of patients develop symptoms by the first few years of age. Through…[4]

  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
    Mendelson's Syndrome

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is essentially a defect in the diaphragm that occurs in the uterus. The disorder results in lung hypoplasia, pulmonary hypertension and severe hypoxia. Many of these infants have associated congenital defects which increase the morbidity and mortality. Prenatal Presentation The…[5]

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
    Mendelson's Syndrome

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a common condition caused by the reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus. Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease usually present with heartburn and acid regurgitation into the esophagus. A minority of patients present with supraesophageal symptoms such as dental…[6]

  • Esophagitis
    Mendelson's Syndrome

    Esophagitis is a condition, characterized by inflammation of the esophagus. It can either be acute, or chronic in nature. The condition of esophagitis, presents with the following signs and symptoms: Swallowing becomes difficult and very painful Development of heartburn and regurgitation  Experiencing pain in chest…[7]

  • Locked-in Syndrome

    The exact incidence of Locked-in Syndrome is not recorded. … However, in total Locked-in Syndrome, the individuals are unable to move the eyes as well. … Locked-in syndrome cannot be cured and there is no standard treatment regime to treat the condition.[8]

  • Locked Knee

Locked-in Syndrome

Locked-in syndrome is a rare condition usually caused by ischemic stroke, trauma or hemorrhage, affecting the corticospinal, corticopontine and corticobulbar tracts in the brainstem. It is characterized by quadriplegia and anarthria with preservation of consciousness.

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  1. Central Pontine Myelinolysis, Symptoma
  2. Hyponatremia, Symptoma
  3. Fugu Poisoning, Symptoma
  4. Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2B, Symptoma
  5. Diaphragmatic Hernia, Symptoma
  6. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Symptoma
  7. Esophagitis, Symptoma
  8. Locked-in Syndrome, Symptoma