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253 Possible Causes for Muscle Cramp, Slurred Speech, Tongue Atrophy

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    speech, stumbling, and muscle twitching for 3 years.[] […] anomalies (atrophy or hypertrophy) and tongue coating were determined for each patient.[] Studies directly addressing muscle cramps in ALS should assess number and duration of muscle cramps as well as intensity of muscle cramps on a VAS.[]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 1

    cramping urinary frequency or incontinence (late findings) sensory remains normal Physical exam neck ptosis (neck drop) due to neck extensor weakness manual muscle testing[] They may be subtle, vary from person to person and include stumbling, tripping, dropping things, excessive arm or leg fatigue, or slurred speech.[] […] muscle contour, or tongue atrophy excess saliva difficulty breathing The corticospinal tract is a part of the brain made up of nerve fibers.[]

  • Progressive Bulbar Palsy

    Other medications may be prescribed to help reduce fatigue, ease muscle cramps, control spasticity and reduce excess saliva and phlegm.[] Progressive bulbar palsy usually leads to slurred speech and difficulty swallowing, as Rutgers University details.[] Symptoms muscle weakness (especially pharyngeal, facial and masticatory muscles) loss of speech emotial lability – rapid alternation of laughing and crying tongue muscle atrophy[]

  • Myxedema

    Fifty three-year old woman with metastatic squamous cell carcinoma currently on treatment with nivolumab presented with diffuse facial and tongue swelling, slurred speech,[] It can be brought about by removal of the thyroid for any cause, by a cessation of function of the gland, or simply by glandular atrophy.[] Common symptoms and signs of an underactive thyroid include hair loss, constipation, muscle cramps, mood changes, and vague aches an pains...[]

  • Motor Neuron Disease

    The early symptoms are slurred speech and stumbling.[] […] or atrophies.[] Muscle cramps Muscle cramps can be treated with two different medications: phenytoin, and carbamazepine.[]

  • Upper Motor Neuron Disease

    For muscle cramps and stiffness: MND patients suffering from muscles cramps and stiffness can be treated with physical therapy or medication.[] In the initial stage, besides the previously mentioned signs, there is also: Clumsiness Fatigue Pain in the muscles Cramps Twitching Slurred speech Weak grip In advanced stages[] Neither tongue atrophy nor fasciculation were found.[]

  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy

    Usually beginning in one or both hands, MMN is characterized by weakness, muscle atrophy, cramping, and often profuse fasciculations (muscle twitching).[] And in contrast to some patients with GBS, CIDP, or other motor neuropathies like ALS, swallowing difficulties and slurred speech do not occur in patients with MMN.[] Neurological testing showed weakness and fasciculations of the tongue and face. The tongue showed severe atrophy. Moderate symmetric, proximal weakness was present.[]

  • Myotonic Dystrophy

    Also, affected people may have slurred speech or temporary locking of their jaw.[] He suffered progressive muscle stiffness with atrophy and weakness spreading from fingers to arms and involving his face, tongue, and lower extremities.[] Pregnancy is an aggravating factor for pain, myotonia and muscle cramps. Affected subjects often complain of sweaty palms.[]

  • Spinal and Bulbar Muscular Atrophy

    Early symptoms include tremor of the outstretched hands, muscle cramps with exertion, and fasciculations (fleeting muscle twitches visible under the skin).[] Initial clinical manifestations include tremor, muscle cramps, muscle twitching, fatigue and slurred speech.[] 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[]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 7

    […] and nasal speech difficulty chewing or swallowing.[] Fasciculations of the tongue are often observed and patients may eventually show tongue amyotrophy.[] […] fasciculations (muscle twitches) in the arm, leg, shoulder, or tongue muscle cramps tight and stiff muscles (spasticity) muscle weakness affecting an arm, a leg, neck or diaphragm. slurred[]

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