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436 Possible Causes for Muscle Weakness of the Trunk

  • Congenital Merosin-Positive Muscular Dystrophy

    The pattern of muscle weakness and wasting was more marked in the proximal upper limb-girdle and trunk muscles. Lower limb muscles were more mildly involved.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] atrophy with weakness of limb and trunk muscles leading to contractures and joint deformities.[neurologyindia.com] Affected infants usually exhibit profoundly diminished muscle tone (hypotonia) and muscle weakness at birth. Muscle weakness often affects the arms, legs, and trunk.[rarediseases.org]

  • Spinal Paralytic Poliomyelitis

    […] in the neck, trunk, arms, and legs stiffness in the neck and along the spine For paralytic poliomyelitis the symptoms of nonparalytic and abortive poliomyelitis muscle weakness[childrenshospital.org] Muscles of the neck, trunk and all four limbs may be involved. Weakness is asymmetrical and some muscles of the body may be affected more than others.[healthdrip.com] Paralytic Polio shows the same symptoms as the non-paralytic plus weakness in one or more muscle groups.[michiganpolionetwork.com]

  • Food Poisoning

    The illness is characterized by symmetric impairment of cranial nerves, followed in a descending pattern by weakness or paralysis of the muscles of the extremities and trunk[atsu.edu] […] presenting signs are: FREQUENCY OF SYMPTOMS IN FOOD-BORNE BOTULISM Symptoms Percent of Cases Dysphagia 96 Dry mouth 93 Diplopia 91 Dysarthria 84 Fatigue 77 Upper extremity weakness[atsu.edu]

  • Scoliosis

    Neuromuscular scoliosis results from muscular weakness, localized muscle imbalance, or neurologic dysfunction and paralysis.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Congenital abnormalities progress throughout early life and can interfere with normal growth of the trunk.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Polymyositis

    Some patients also feel weakness in muscles farther from the trunk, such as hands and fingers.[myositis.org] Its most noticeable characteristic is muscle weakness, especially in the muscles closest to your trunk, such as your shoulder and hip muscles.[biofusioninc.com] The weakness begins with muscles closest to and within the trunk of the body, such as the muscles of the neck, hips, back, and shoulders.[myositis.org]

  • Diabetic Enteropathy

    Sensory Acute, unilateral pain Distribution: 1 or multiple thoracic nerves Pain is non-radicular & difficult to manage Hypersensitive skin region Motor: Weak abdominal wall[neuromuscular.wustl.edu] muscles; May lead to heriation Associations Especially in patients 50 years Some patients with weight loss: r/o malignancy Course: Spontaneous improvement over 1 to 2 years[neuromuscular.wustl.edu] […] with distal lesions, acute onset Damage at common compression sites Carpal tunnel syndrome: 25% asymptomatic; 8% symptomatic Other: Ulnar; Posterior tibial (Tarsal tunnel) Trunk[neuromuscular.wustl.edu]

  • Medial Sclerosis

    They include: Stiffness, weakness and spasticity in your legs Tripping, difficulty with balance and clumsiness as the leg muscles weaken Weakness and stiffness progressing[mayoclinic.org] […] to your trunk, then your arms, hands, tongue and jaw Hoarseness, reduced rate of speaking, slurred speech and drooling as the facial muscles weaken Difficulties with swallowing[mayoclinic.org]

  • Spinal Trauma

    weakness or paralysis in the trunk, arms or legs A pain or stinging sensation caused by damage to nerve fibers Exaggerated reflexes or spasms Difficulty breathing, coughing[summahealth.org] Symptoms may include: Muscle weakness or paralysis in the trunk, arms or legs: Quadriplegia (quad four) — loss of movement and sensation in all four limbs (both arms and both[columbiaspine.org] Symptoms may include: Muscle weakness or paralysis in the trunk, arms or legs Loss of feeling in the trunk, arms, or legs Muscle spasticity Breathing problems Problems with[hopkinsmedicine.org]

  • Myositis

    Polymyositis causes muscle weakness, usually in the muscles closest to the trunk of your body. Dermatomyositis causes muscle weakness, plus a skin rash.[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy

    Bilateral thigh pain or weakness with atrophy of the iliopsoas, quadriceps, and adductor muscles also may be present.[aafp.org] Polyradiculopathy may be identified by electromyography or a sensory examination that shows altered sensation along the course of the nerve trunk.[aafp.org]

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