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22 Possible Causes for Rigid Expressionless Face

  • Extrapyramidal Disorder

    Her face was expressionless and she also had mild dysphagea. Muscle-stretch reflexes were brisk and accompanied by episodes of coarse jitteriness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The first patient suffered a 25% total body surface area burn to her lower limbs; 3 days later she became mute and irritable, with increasing rigidity of limbs and trunk.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Organophosphate Insecticide

    Our patient had developed overt parkinsonism presenting with a resting tremor, expressionless face, and lack of blinking along with marked cogwheel rigidity and a stooped,[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] On examination, he displayed an expressionless face with decreased blinking rate, monotonous speech, rest tremor, and cogwheel rigidity, with flexion at the elbows and a rigid[ijnpnd.com] On day 6, the patient developed rigidity and bradykinesia, with tremor both hands. He was conscious and oriented to commands.[ijnpnd.com]

  • Hanhart Dwarfism

    Symptoms INHERITANCE: Autosomal recessive GROWTH: [Other]; Small for gestational age; Intrauterine growth retardation HEAD AND NECK: [Face]; Rigid, expressionless face; Long[findzebra.com]

  • Selective Mutism

    Watch for these signs of selective mutism: Frozen or unresponsive manner Rigid, “stiff as a board” body posture Expressionless, flat or “deer in headlights” face Slow to respond[health.clevelandclinic.org]

  • Encephalitis Lethargica

    On examination, she had impaired slow pursuit vertical eye movements, dysarthria, an expressionless face and slow tongue movements.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] She went on to develop gross supranuclear gaze palsy, neck rigidity, bradykinesia, blepharospasm, profound somnolence and anarthria but no tremor, weakness or impairment of[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Parkinson Disease Late-Onset

    We recognize many other associated signs of PD, including expressionless face, quiet speech, cramped handwriting, shuffling gait, trouble getting out of a chair, and difficulty[brightfocus.org] The most common symptoms of Parkinson's disease are tremor (shaking or trembling) of the hands, arms, jaw, and face; rigidity (stiffness) of the trunk and limbs; slowness[emedicinehealth.com] Called the “shaking palsy” by Parkinson, PD is diagnosed when a person shows at least two of these three symptoms: slowed movements (bradykinesia), muscle rigidity, and tremor[brightfocus.org]

  • Bradykinesia

    Because of the bradykinesia, the patient’s face assumes a characteristic aspect. It is often presented as the “stone face” or the “expressionless face”.[heydoctor.org] Bradykinesia is considered as one of the four key symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, along with the tremor, rigidity and postural instability.[heydoctor.org]

  • Parkinson's Disease Type 3

    We recognize many other associated signs of PD, including expressionless face, quiet speech, cramped handwriting, shuffling gait, trouble getting out of a chair, and difficulty[brightfocus.org] Called the “shaking palsy” by Parkinson, PD is diagnosed when a person shows at least two of these three symptoms: slowed movements (bradykinesia), muscle rigidity, and tremor[brightfocus.org]

  • Juvenile Paralysis Agitans of Hunt

    Cardinal manifestations include bradykinesia, rigidity, tremor, an expressionless face, and postural instability. Asymmetry is characteristic.[neupsykey.com]

  • Juvenile Huntington Disease

    On examination she had an expressionless face. Higher mental examination disclosed impaired attention span, calculation, judgement and intelligence.[neurologyindia.com] Cogwheel rigidity was present in all four limbs with flexor planters. Glabellar tap, snout and pout reflexes were positive. Eye movements were also affected.[neurologyindia.com]

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