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1,435 Possible Causes for Muscle Weakness, Slurred Speech

  • Cholinergic Crisis

    Myasthenic crisis also results in respiratory muscle weakness, which can lead to respiratory failure and death.[] Bulbar muscles - common, causing a nasal sound to speech that is slurred.[] Muscle weakness will improve with edrophonium if the patient has myasthenia gravis while muscle symptoms will worsen in a patient with cholinergic crisis.[]

  • Ischemic Stroke

    speech.[] On neurological examination, he complained of visual loss, and diffuse muscle wasting and weakness were also unexpectedly noted.[] An otherwise healthy 30-year-old black man presented with headache for about 3 hours, left-sided facial and upper extremity numbness, slurred speech, miosis, lacrimation,[]

  • Porphyria

    Besides having abdominal and nerve pain, the patient may suffer rapid heartbeat, mania, muscle cramps , muscle weakness, breathing problems, hallucinations, and coma.[] Severe attacks of acute porphyria can cause lasting nerve damage and muscle weakness that can take months to resolve.[] Other symptoms include: Muscle pain Muscle weakness or paralysis Numbness or tingling Pain in the arms or legs Pain in the back Personality changes Attacks can sometimes be[]

  • Islet Cell Tumor

    […] cramping and weakness, and decreased reflexes Too little acid in the stomach, which can cause digestive problems and poor absorption of vitamins and nutrients Flushing or[] Affected individuals may have a round, moon-shaped face, thin, fragile skin that bruises easily, high blood pressure (hypertension), generalized muscle weakness, behavioral[] Rash that spreads on the face, abdomen, or lower extremities Symptoms of a VIPoma Watery diarrhea Too little potassium in the blood, which can cause an irregular heartbeat, muscle[]

  • Pheochromocytoma-Islet Cell Tumor Syndrome

    Pheochromocytoma and islet cell tumor are endocrine neoplasms that may occur in families harboring mutations leading to von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL), multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN), or neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), among others. These are genetic disorders, so familial anamnesis usually reveals additional[…][]

  • Malignant Neoplasm of Pancreas

    Cancer starts when cells in the body begin to grow out of control. Cells in nearly any part of the body can become cancer, and can spread to other areas of the body. See What Is Cancer? to learn more about how cancers start and spread. Pancreatic cancer starts when cells in the pancreas start to grow out[…][]

  • Botulism

    We report the first Italian case of wound botulism due to intramuscular heroin injection in a 48-year-old man with an acute onset of slurred speech and dysphagia.[] By history, the most common symptoms were dysphagia (66%), proximal muscle weakness of upper and lower extremity (60%), neck flexor muscle weakness (33%), ophthalmoplegia[] Symptoms of botulism include double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth, and muscle weakness that moves down the body[]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    Respiratory muscle weakness and failure is a common complication late in the course of disease.[] speech, stumbling, and muscle twitching for 3 years.[] Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) is a neurodegenerative disease that results in progressive muscle weakness and wasting.[]

  • Insect Bite

    speech with rapid onset Previous severe allergic reaction to bite from the same type of insect NOTE: Anaphylaxis can occur with bee, yellow jacket, wasp, or fire ant stings[] See your doctor if you develop a reaction around the bite site, or if you feel generally unwell or experience muscle weakness or paralysis after a tick bite.[] […] aches, or cramps Weakness Fever Abdominal pain Headache sweating If you have or suspect a severe allergic reaction, call for emergency medical services right away.[]

  • Hemiparesis

    On examination, the patient was confused with hoarseness of voice and slurred speech.[] Muscle weakness on one side of the body. hemiparesis mild paralysis affecting one side of the body hem·i·pa·re·sis ( hem'ē-pă-rē'sis ) Weakness affecting one side of the[] Her speech was mildly slurred.[]

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