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64 Possible Causes for Respiratory Muscle Paralysis, Unable to Stand

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    Patients may be unable to stand or walk despite reasonable strength, especially when ophthalmoparesis or impaired proprioception is present.[] Respiratory muscle paralysis. Differential diagnosis Other causes of acute paralysis include: Brain : stroke, brainstem compression, encephalitis.[] Presenting features are variable and may include significant respiratory muscle paralysis, in which case invasive ventilation may be needed.[]

  • Spinal Cord Injury

    For those who are comfortable while standing, special standing apparatus of work equipment may be considered.[] Paralysis Shock As of 2005 in the United States, the most common cause of spinal cord injury is vehicular accidents accounting for more than 40% of cases.[] The study was carried out on acute SCI patients who were unable to walk without any physical assistance and both groups had the same amount of training.[]

  • Spinal Epidural Abscess

    A spinal epidural abscess is a potentially life-threatening bacterial infection of the epidural space, due to its insidious onset and nonspecific symptoms of fever, back pain and malaise. The diagnosis is often delayed, and radiculopathy accompanied by severe disability or even paralysis are seen in severe stages of[…][]

  • Spinal Cord Infarction

    Paraplegia caused by a spinal cord infarction (SCI) is a devastating perioperative complication, most often associated with aortic and spine surgery. We present two other clinical scenarios in which perioperative SCI may occur. They happened during surgical procedures performed with epidural anesthesia, in the[…][]

  • Poliomyelitis

    A 44-year-old woman with long-standing common variable immunodeficiency who was receiving intravenous immune globulin suddenly had paralysis of all four limbs and the respiratory[] Diminished deep tendon reflexes Complications Ascending paralysis with diaphragmatic involvement respiratory failure Bulbar form with brain stem involvement ; (rare): damage[] Consequences: Depending on the extent of the damage to the anterior horn cells in the spinal cord more or less muscles are affected by an atonic paralysis.[]

  • Tick Paralysis

    . - A 3-year-old girl in Oregon awoke on May 13 to find herself unable to stand or use her arms.[] Although sensory function is spared, respiratory compromise may result secondary to respiratory muscle paralysis [ 2 ].[] His gait was wide-based and ataxic, and he was unable to walk or stand without assistance.[]

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    This can result in trouble standing-up. Most are unable to walk by the age of twelve. Affected muscles may look larger due to increased fat content.[] Later in the twenties, this progresses to complete paralysis and increasing difficulty in breathing due to respiratory muscle dysfunction requiring ventilator support as well[] Children with Duchenne may be slower to sit, stand or walk. Most are unable to run and jump properly due to weakness in the core muscles of the body.[]

  • Hypokalemia

    Severely affected animals are unable to stand or lift their head from the ground. Serum biochemical analysis is required to confirm a suspected diagnosis of hypokalemia.[] Hypokalaemia Defined as potassium Signs and symptoms Generalised muscle weakness Respiratory depression Ascending paralysis Ileus, constipation Palpitations, Arrhythmia,[] Rhabdomyolysis, myoglobinuria, severe muscle weakness, paralysis, respiratory distress, and respiratory arrest are observed.[]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    Inability to maintain balance in a standing position means that you are unable to maintain an upright position while standing or walking without the assistance of another[] DISEASE DESCRIPTION SYMPTOMS ALS occurs in adults (40-80 years old) and will develop, in 3 to 5 years, to complete paralysis and patient death by respiratory muscle paralysis[] The affected muscles are eventually paralyzed. Death generally results from atrophy or paralysis of the respiratory muscles.[]

  • Acute Intermittent Porphyria

    At 3 months of age, psychomotor retardation was evident; he was unable to hold up his head or follow objects.[] Over the next 15 days, she developed respiratory muscle paralysis, was intubated and put on mechanical ventilation.[] Muscle weakness often begins proximally in the legs but may involve the arms or legs distally and can progress to include respiratory muscles resulting in complete paralysis[]

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