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2,220 Possible Causes for Paralysis, Syncope

  • Acromegaly

    The present article reports the case of a 50-year-old male acromegalic patient who presented symptoms of syncope induced by ventricular tachycardia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Nasofibroscopy revealed a global and major oedema of the glottis and supraglottis and also a paralysis of the left vocal fold.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] If the pituitary tumour enlarges, it can cause visual-field defects, blindness or paralysis of the eye muscles, and can injure the posterior pituitary gland or the hypothalamus[britannica.com]

  • Insect Bite

    (passing out) or near-syncope Confusion Hives , especially rapidly occurring large hives Stomach cramps , Nausea and vomiting If the person who has been bitten or stung carries[medicinenet.com] That's important, because prompt treatment with antibiotics usually cures infections and prevents complications such as acute arthritis and facial paralysis (with Lyme disease[consumerreports.org] If left untreated Lyme disease may affect the central nervous system and lead to complications like facial weakness or paralysis, meningitis or encephalitis.[news-medical.net]

  • Hypokalemia

    One patient (a 38-year-old female) had experienced recurrent episodes of syncope due to ventricular tachyarrhythmias (VTAs) accompanied by QT prolongation (QTc: 750ms) when[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Unilateral paralysis is rarely reported to be primary presentation of severe hypokalemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A secondary cause for hypokalemic paralysis was identified in 13 (43.3 %) patients.[acutecaretesting.org]

  • Essential Thrombocythemia

    Symptoms varied and included cerebral ischemic attacks, mental concentration disturbances followed by throbbing headaches, nausea, vomiting, syncope or even seizures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] After revision surgery, bleeding from the wound continued for 2 months, despite transfusions of platelets and coagulation factors, and right unilateral leg paralysis developed[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] report paresthesias and episodic transient ischemic attacks; transient neurologic symptoms include the following: Unsteadiness Dysarthria Dysphoria Vertigo Dizziness Migraine Syncope[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Migraine

    A 31-year-old man with migraine-induced syncope and bradycardia with subsequent pacemaker implantation died unexpectedly.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] She experienced episodes of hemiplegic migraine since the age of 2.5 years, with right hemibody paralysis preceded by visual symptoms.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Syncope can also accompany migraine, and this offers another entirely separate mechanism.[dizziness-and-balance.com]

  • Hypotension

    Five patients developed postprandial syncope.[academic.oup.com] However, postoperative sore throat and mild hoarseness may occur due to laryngeal edema but bilateral vocal cord paralysis as a result of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Pacemaker therapy for prevention of syncope in patients with recurrent severe vasovagal syncope. Jama 2003:289:2224-2229 Freeman R, Young J, Landsberg L, Lipsitz L.[dizziness-and-balance.com]

  • Botulism

    Because of the close monitoring afforded by hospitalization, this change in autonomic function was not accompanied by syncope, complications arising from ventricular arrhythmia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The toxin enters the bloodstream and acts on the nervous system causing flaccid paralysis of voluntary muscles which may progress to paralysis of respiratory muscles leading[symptoma.com] Botulism is the acute, flaccid paralysis caused by a neurotoxin produced by Clostridium botulinum.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Insulinoma

    A 71-year-old woman had an episode of syncope due to hypoglycemia of 27 mg/dl.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] She had been experiencing dizziness for 8 months and had a similar episode of syncope 2 months earlier. Stephanie L.[healio.com]

  • Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis

    We report a rare case of a patient with a novel SCN4A mutation who presented, on ECG, extreme bradycardia and syncopal sinus arrest that required a temporary pacemaker implant[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis, being rare outside Asia, closely mimics the clinical presentation of familial hypokalemic periodic paralysis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Arg67Try mutation: Venrtricular arrhythmia in females (81%); Periodic paralysis in males (40%) Clinical Cardiac: Ventricular arrhythmia may segregate in females Symptoms: Syncope[neuromuscular.wustl.edu]

  • Mitral Valve Prolapse

    The case of a 16-year-old girl with mitral valve prolapse, atrial flutter and syncope is presented.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Ear, nose, and throat examination revealed left vocal cord paralysis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We describe a case of a young woman affected by a mitral valve prolapse, involving the posterior mitral leaflet, with mild mitral regurgitation and an episode of syncope due[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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