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1,588 Possible Causes for Paraparesis

  • Meningitis

    Nonetheless, most spinal cord lesions result in paraparesis or quadriparesis, but not hemi-paresis, if motor function is involved.[] Clnicopathologic Conference Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate (NMDA) Receptor Encephalitis NEJM 379:870-878, CASE 27-2018, 2018 A Patient With Multiple Cranial Nerve Palsies and Areflexic Paraparesis[] When becoming symptomatic they cause variable symptoms involving gait disturbance, paraparesis or tetraparesis and neuropathic pain, decreasing significantly the patients'[]

  • Syringomyelia

    We describe a 27-year-old female with paraparesis secondary to a massive and tethered cystic dilatation of the VT mimicking syringomyelia.[] He also had paraparesis and urinary incontinency before the surgery.[] , shoulders, arms) of: Dissociated sensory loss Dysthetic pain Muscle atrophy , fasciculations , and areflexia (patients may present with a claw hand deformity ) Spastic paraparesis[]

  • Hyperornithinemia-Hyperammonemia-Homocitrullinuria Syndrome

    The most consistent neurologic finding was spastic paraparesis, seen in five of the eight patients. However, all showed signs of pyramidal tract involvement.[] Definition Autosomal recessive disorder resulting in various neurologic symptoms, including mental retardation, spastic paraparesis with pyramidal signs, cerebellar ataxia[]

  • Vertebral Osteomyelitis

    We report a 69-year-old man who presented with chronic back pain and paraparesis.[] He had progressive paraparesis, bilateral leg paresthesia, and sphincter compromise.[] Unfortunately, some patients have also presented with paraparesis. [20] Table 1: Reported cases of aspergillus vertebral osteomyelitis in immunocompetent patients Click here[]

  • Cholesterol Embolism

    […] one eye (known as amaurosis fugax ). [3] Emboli to the eye can be seen by ophthalmoscopy and are known as plaques of Hollenhorst . [4] Emboli to the spinal cord may cause paraparesis[]

  • St. Louis Encephalitis

    Two patients presented with back pain and paraparesis; the spine MRI scans were normal for both patients.[] The common presenting symptoms were fever (temperature 38.5 C) in 7 patients, headache (5 patients), tremors (5 patients), lethargy (4 patients), back pain/paraparesis (2[] Findings on neurological examination included lethargy/confusion (8 patients); tremor (5 patients); rigidity (2 patients); paraparesis (2 patients); gait ataxia (1 patient[]

  • Spinal Tuberculosis

    Due to appearance paraparesis secondary to vertebral destruction, we removed the abscess and infected bone and reconstruction was carried out with fibular allograft anteriorly[] The patient presented with systemic tuberculosis symptoms and signs, and progressive paraparesis.[] We describe a young, immunocompetent patient who presented with fever, cough, headache, diplopia and paraparesis.[]

  • Multiple Myeloma

    We describe a man recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma who presented with progressive spastic paraparesis, encephalopathy and multifocal MRI lesions with haemorrhage.[]

  • Hematomyelia

    We report case of a 7-year-old hemophilic boy who presented with flaccid paraparesis resulting from thoracic hematomyelia.[] The patient had a 2-month history of progressive paraparesis, hypoesthesia of legs, and bowel and bladder disturbances.[] A 10-year-old girl complaining about lower thoracic pain for several days suddenly developed lower body dysesthesias and paraparesis.[]

  • Spinal Epidural Abscess

    The authors present a case of a premature twin neonate who developed an epidural abscess with complete paraparesis after coagulase-negative Staphylococcus epidermidis bacteremia[] A 13-year-old boy without any predisposing factors presented with paraparesis, bladder and bowel involvement.[] A progressive paraparesis due to chronic meningo-myelitis was observed at a 6-month follow-up.[]

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