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88 Possible Causes for Slow Deep Tendon Reflexes

  • Neuropathy

    Deep tendon reflexes are absent. High pedal arches or hammertoes may be the only signs in family members who are carriers.[merckmanuals.com] Nerve conduction velocities are slow, and distal latencies are prolonged. Segmental demyelination and remyelination occur. Enlarged peripheral nerves may be palpated.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Hypothyroidism

    […] of the relaxation phase of deep tendon reflexes Psychiatric manifestations: Personality changes, depression, dull facial expression, dementia or frank psychosis (myxedema[merckmanuals.com] When tissue levels of thyroid are low it results in the inability of your muscles to relax quickly which causes a slow relaxation phase when checking deep tendon reflexes[restartmed.com] Other signs of hypothyroidism include periorbital edema, dry skin and prolonged relaxation phase of deep tendon reflexes.[clinicaladvisor.com]

  • Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

    tendon reflexes, slow speech E.[clinicaladvisor.com] […] increased awareness and early diagnosis ) Musculoskeletal: muscle tenderness and induration and rarely hypertrophy, possible carpal tunnel syndrome ) Neurological: delayed deep[clinicaladvisor.com]

  • Electrolyte Imbalance

    .  Irritability  Tremors  Muscle cramps  Hyperactive deep tendon reflexesSlow shallow respiration  Coma  seizures 44.[slideshare.net] HR if severe, blood clots are more likely, assess for slowed or impaired blood flow, sever muscle weakness, decreased deep tendon reflexes, may be confused or lethargic,[quizlet.com] […] thiazide diuretics, hyperparathyroidism, malignancy, hyperthyroidism, immobility, use of glucocorticoids, dehydration - Symptoms: increased heart rate and blood pressure, slowed[quizlet.com]

  • Pallidopyramidal Syndrome

    At 16 months, he had neurodevelopmental regression, generalized symmetrical hypotonia, and absent deep tendon reflexes.[ajnr.org] At 14 months, his developmental milestones slowed and muscle hypotonia appeared.[ajnr.org]

  • Graves Disease

    Deep tendon reflexes were increased, and plantar flexor reflexes were absent bilaterally.[ajnr.org] Diffuse slowness in background EEG activity was detected, and brain CT findings were normal.[ajnr.org]

  • Optic Nerve Infarction

    It can be associated with autonomic dysfunction and slowed deep tendon reflexes.[oxfordmedicaleducation.com] deep tendon reflexes (Achilles) and look/ask for evidence of autonomic dysfunction (postural hypotension/excessive sweating/chronic diarrhoea).[oxfordmedicaleducation.com] […] irregular, unilaterally dilated and reacts very slowly to light stimulation and With persistent light stimulus the pupil eventually constricts but excessively Check for slow[oxfordmedicaleducation.com]

  • Tropical Pancreatitis

    Deep tendon reflexes, joint position and vibration senses were not assessesed because the patient was very unco-operative.[bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com] She had a slow thought process and poor short-term memory.[bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com]

  • Primary Lateral Sclerosis

    Spasticity was the main clinical feature in demonstrated cases with hyperactive deep tendon reflexes, clonus, and Babinski signs.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] All of them have had only upper motor neuron (UMN) signs and slow clinical progression. Three patients have been presented with spastic paraparesis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

    tendon reflexes.[ahcmedia.com] Electrodiagnostic studies are characteristic, demonstrating conduction block, conduction velocity slowing, prolonged distal motor latencies, delayed or absent F waves, and[ahcmedia.com] […] sensory polyneuropathy, with both proximal and distal muscle weakness, large fiber more than small fiber, distally predominant sensory impairment, and depressed or absent deep[ahcmedia.com]

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