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73 Possible Causes for Mild Facial Muscle Weakness, X-Ray Abnormal

  • 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]

  • Congenital Acquired Immune Deficiency 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] The virus is characterized by fever, lower respiratory tract symptoms, and abnormal chest x rays. However, it also produces immunodeficiency.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] weakness and secondary skeletal deformities such as scoliosis (rotation of the spine).[britannica.com]

  • Myasthenia Gravis

    Chest x-ray, CT scan or MRI may be performed to examine the thymus gland, because abnormalities of the thymus are often linked with myasthenia gravis.[betterhealth.vic.gov.au] Patients with mild or purely ocular muscle weakness may have increased jitter only in facial muscles.[myasthenia.org.au] With a solitary plasmacytoma, bone imaging (X-rays, positron-emission tomography [PET] scan, or magnetic resonance imaging [MRI]) detects only a single lesion.[themmrf.org]

  • Friedreich Ataxia

    Patients may experience mild weakening of the facial muscles with associated weakness of swallowing.[emedicine.medscape.com] Evidence from X-ray fluorescence and immunohistochemical studies has highlighted an important role for glial cells; intracellular ferritin expression is abnormally high in[academic.oup.com] Eventually, the patient is unable to walk because of the progressive weakness and ataxia, becoming wheelchair bound and ultimately bedridden.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Lassa Fever

    Chest X-rays may show some abnormalities, such as pleural effusions, but are most commonly normal.[web.stanford.edu] In mild cases, symptoms can include fever, weakness, and headache.[sciencedaily.com] Bleeding, difficulty breathing, vomiting, facial swelling, muscle pain, and shock may develop in severe cases.[sciencedaily.com]

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    Chest X-ray – this can be useful for looking for breathing or heart symptoms, as it will show up any abnormal enlargement of the heart, plus any fluid in or around the lungs[nhs.uk] 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]

  • Bacterial Myositis

    Facial muscles are unaffected in PM and DM, but mild facial muscle weakness is common in patients with IBM.[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com] X-ray, CT, and bone scan can diagnose bone and joint disorders, differentiating them from muscle disorders.[nmihi.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]

  • 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] […] to measure for corticosteroid hormones Computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) – to detect any abnormalities that may not show up on an ordinary x-ray Magnetic resonance imaging[hopkinsmedicine.org] A noninvasive procedure that takes cross-sectional images of the brain or other internal organs; to detect any abnormalities that may not show up on an ordinary X-ray.[jerseyshoreuniversitymedicalcenter.com]

  • Inclusion Body Myositis

    Barium sulfate is a metallic compound that shows up on X-rays and is used to help see abnormalities in the esophagus and stomach.[understandingmyositis.org] 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]

  • Bell's Palsy

    […] on ENT examination, skull Xray or in blood and urine tests.[doi.org] 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]

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