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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.[] 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.[]

  • 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[] The virus is characterized by fever, lower respiratory tract symptoms, and abnormal chest x rays. However, it also produces immunodeficiency.[] weakness and secondary skeletal deformities such as scoliosis (rotation of the spine).[]

  • 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.[] Patients with mild or purely ocular muscle weakness may have increased jitter only in facial muscles.[] With a solitary plasmacytoma, bone imaging (X-rays, positron-emission tomography [PET] scan, or magnetic resonance imaging [MRI]) detects only a single lesion.[]

  • Friedreich Ataxia

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

  • Lassa Fever

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

  • 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[] 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[]

  • Bacterial Myositis

    Facial muscles are unaffected in PM and DM, but mild facial muscle weakness is common in patients with IBM.[] X-ray, CT, and bone scan can diagnose bone and joint disorders, differentiating them from muscle disorders.[] Ocular muscles are spared, even in advanced, untreated cases; if these muscles are affected, the diagnosis of inflammatory myopathy should be questioned.[]

  • 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[] […] 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[] 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.[]

  • 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.[] 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.[]

  • Bell's Palsy

    […] on ENT examination, skull Xray or in blood and urine tests.[] 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.[] muscles reduction or loss of taste sensation problems with dysarthria due to facial muscle weakness .[]

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