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1,693 Possible Causes for Muscle Rigidity

  • Parkinson's Disease Type 3

    PD3 patients mainly suffer from tremor, muscle rigidity, and slowness of movements.[] The drugs L- dopa and baclofen may relieve muscle rigidity and spasticity.[] NMS causes severe fever, muscle rigidity and breakdown that can lead to kidney failure.[]

  • Parkinson's Disease

    A progressive disorder of the nervous system marked by muscle tremors, muscle rigidity, decreased mobility, stooped posture, slow voluntary movements, and a mask-like facial[] Upon evaluation, classic parkinsonian signs of muscle rigidity, tremor, bradykinesia, freezing of gait, and cognitive decline were observed.[] , and lack of postural reflexes A progressive disorder of the nervous system marked by muscle tremors, muscle rigidity, decreased mobility, stooped posture, slow voluntary[]

  • Pallidopyramidal Syndrome

    Cogwheel rigidity: is a combination of lead pipe rigidity and tremor which presents as a jerky resistance to passive movement as muscles tense and relax. normally, some motor[] KRS patients usually present Parkinson disease signs such as bradykinesia, rigidity and tightening of the face muscles, but intention tremor is missing.[] Common - Between 50% and 80% cases Accelerate your rare disease diagnosis with us Learn more Other less frequent symptoms Patients with Muscle weakness and Bradykinesia.[]

  • Stiff-Person Syndrome

    Key Words Muscle rigidity muscle spasm myelopathy with rigidity or spasms myelitis This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.[] Stiff-person syndrome (SPS) is an uncommon yet under-diagnosed, neuromuscular disorder characterised by progressive muscle rigidity with superimposed painful muscle spasms[] Stiff-person syndrome or Moersch-Woltmann is a very rare and disabling neurologic disorder characterized by muscle rigidity and episodic spasms involving axial and limb musculature[]

  • Dementia with Lewy Bodies

    The neuropsychiatric manifestations tend to precede the onset of bradykinesia, muscle rigidity, and other extrapyramidal signs.[] Side effects include motor related symptoms, loss of cognitive function and/or development of muscle rigidity. Click here to download PDF[] A person with LBD may be an unsafe driver early in the course of the illness due to visual hallucinations, muscle rigidity or slow reaction times, and fluctuating cognition[]

  • Diverticular Abscess

    BACKGROUND: Data on percutaneous drainage followed by observation for diverticular abscess is scant. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to assess outcomes of percutaneous drainage alone in the management of peridiverticular abscess. DESIGN: This is a retrospective study from a prospectively collected database.[…][]

  • Juvenile Paralysis Agitans of Hunt

    It is clinically characterized by movement disorders such as muscle rigidity, akinesia and tremor.[] Rigidity: Stiffness of the limbs and trunk, which may increase during movement. Rigidity may produce muscle aches and pain.[] , stiff or tense muscles (young children may complain about "Charley horses" or intense pain) Slow movement or loss of spontaneous movement (bradykinesia) Lack of balance[]

  • Huntington's Disease

    Juvenile HD (also called Westphal variant or akinetic-rigid HD) develops before the age of 20, progresses rapidly, and produces muscle rigidity in which the patient moves[] Other movement problems include figidty movements, tics, difficulty swallowing, balance problems and falls, and muscle rigidity and/or tightness.[] Muscle rigidity and involuntary muscle contractions can be treated with diazepam.[]

  • Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy

    muscles.[] They may include: Seizures Loss of developmental abilities Progressive loss of hearing and sight Rigid, constricted muscles Stiff, fixed posture Progressive loss of ability[] In the juvenile and adult forms of Krabbe’s Leukodystrophy, the initial symptom may be impaired control of voluntary movements and progressive rigidity of muscles in the legs[]

  • Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease

    Other symptoms may include twitching, rigid muscles, lack of coordination, decrease in vision, and the inability to speak.[] Other symptoms may include dysarthria (slurring of speech), nystagmus (involuntary movements of the eyes), spasticity (rigid muscle tone) and visual disturbances, sometimes[] Rigid posture and changes in gait Seizures While the duration of the disease is variable, sometimes symptoms can carry on for years.[]

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