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248 Possible Causes for 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.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Orthostatic Hypotension

    […] findings in some affected individuals: Arched palate Hyperextensible joints Sluggish deep-tendon reflexes Mild facial-muscle weakness Hypotonic skeletal muscles Findings[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] physical examination (including neurologic exam) that typically reveal the following: Intact sweating consistent with intact sympathetic cholinergic function Skeletal and muscle[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Carcinoma of the Prostate

    The patient had oral candidiasis, thin skin, multiple petechiae on the chest, a small supraclavicular fat pad and proximal muscle weakness.[ec.bioscientifica.com] On examination, the patient was hypertensive (BP 154/74 mmHg), euphoric and grossly oedematous with bilateral pitting oedema to the mid-shins and mild facial oedema.[ec.bioscientifica.com]

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    Mild involvement of the facial musculature (particularly of the orbicularis oculi and oris muscles) is often present.[orpha.net] 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[web.archive.org] 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.[ohsu.edu]

  • Bacterial Myositis

    Facial muscles are unaffected in PM and DM, but mild facial muscle weakness is common in patients with IBM.[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com] Ocular muscles are spared, even in advanced, untreated cases; if these muscles are affected, the diagnosis of inflammatory myopathy should be questioned.[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com]

  • X-linked Parkinsonism-Spasticity Syndrome

    Less commonly, muscle weakness occurs in specific patterns—for example, involving only the facial, shoulder, or calf muscles—and the progress of the disease is much slower[britannica.com] weakness and secondary skeletal deformities such as scoliosis (rotation of the spine).[britannica.com] […] symptoms of muscle atrophy and weakness progress more slowly if the disease begins at a later age (5 to 15 years); at later ages the disease may also pass, leaving only chronic mild[britannica.com]

  • Cushing Syndrome

    Features more specific to Cushing's syndrome include proximal muscle weakness, supraclavicular fat pads, facial plethora, violaceous striae, easy bruising, and premature osteoporosis[bestpractice.bmj.com] It may be difficult to distinguish patients with mild Cushing's syndrome from those with the metabolic syndrome (central obesity with insulin resistance, and hypertension)[bestpractice.bmj.com]

  • Bell's Palsy

    It may be a year before the facial weakness has gone away completely. A few children may have mild, ongoing weakness in their facial muscles.[rch.org.au] muscles reduction or loss of taste sensation problems with dysarthria due to facial muscle weakness .[nps.org.au] Prognosis The severity of symptoms of Bell’s palsy varies from mild weakness to severe paralysis, but the prognosis is generally good.[nps.org.au]

  • Inclusion Body Myositis

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

  • Cellulitis of the Foot

    The right corneal reflex was absent, otherwise facial sensation was intact to pin and light touch. There was mild right facial weakness.[ispub.com] Muscle strength in right upper extremity was 0/5 and in the lower extremity 2/5. Sensation was intact. No cogwheel rigidity, tremor or spasticity.[ispub.com]

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