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983 Possible Causes for Spastic Paralysis

  • Stroke

    Cerebral hemisphere infarcts may cause: Contralateral hemiplegia which is initially flaccid (floppy limb, falls like a dead weight when lifted) and then becomes spastic.[patient.info] Posterior circulation ischaemia [ 1 ] : Motor deficits (weakness, clumsiness, or paralysis of any combination of arms and legs, up to quadriplegia, sometimes changing from[patient.info]

  • Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

    Affected individuals may have tremors, muscle stiffness (spasticity), exaggerated reflexes (hyperreflexia), weakness or partial paralysis of the muscles of the limbs, difficulty[icdlist.com]

  • Cervical Herniated Disc

    Changes in bladder or bowel function Paralysis from the waist down Bulging disc in your cervical spine: Pain moving your neck Deep pain near or over your shoulder blade Radiating[depuysynthes.com] […] symptoms may include: Bulging disc in your thoracic spine: Muscle weakness, numbness, or tingling in one or both legs Increased reflexes in one or both legs that can cause spasticity[depuysynthes.com]

  • Upper Motor Neuron Disease

    There are also rare progressive, autosomal recessive upper motor neuron degenerations (Infantile –Onset Ascending Hereditary Spastic Paralysis, Juvenile Primary Lateral Sclerosis[neuropathology-web.org] Signs: Upper Motor Neuron Lesion findings Muscle group weakness (not complete paralysis) Minimal muscle atrophy "Clasp-knife" spasticity Initial resistance to motion is strongest[fpnotebook.com] , and Juvenile ALS) which begin during childhood and present with spasticity and weakness.[neuropathology-web.org]

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    Some people experience muscle weakness, poor balance, poor coordination, muscle tightness or spasticity, tremors or paralysis, which may be temporary or permanent.[slhn.org] […] risk of falling and decreased bone mineral density osteoporosis relating to physical inactivity, vitamin D deficiency, immunomodulatory medication gait abnormalities muscle paralysis[orthobullets.com] […] causing foot drop, etc muscle and joint spasticity Prognosis patterns of disease progression remitting-relapsing (most common) primary progressive secondary progressive progressive[orthobullets.com]

  • Myelopathy

    00 Myelopathy is the clinical scenario of spinal cord compression causing upper motor neuron (UMN) neurologic dysfunction such as trouble walking, increased reflexes and spasticity[spine.keckmedicine.org] The natural progression of this condition is usually a slow, gradual deterioration, although some patients present with a rapid decline of physical function and/or paralysis[spine.keckmedicine.org]

  • Spastic Paraplegia

    A wide variety of insults to the corticospinal tract result in spastic paralysis . The hereditary spastic paraplegias (HSPs) are single gene disorders in which...[link.springer.com] Synonym(s): spastic diplegia ; spastic paraplegia Erb-Duchenne paralysis - Synonym(s): Erb palsy[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] […] hereditary - G11.4 hereditary, spastic - G11.4 familial spastic - G11.4 hereditary, spastic - G11.4 familial spastic - G11.4 Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete)[icdlist.com]

  • Pernicious Anemia

    The onset of pernicious anemia usually is insidious and vague. The classic triad of weakness, sore tongue, and paresthesias may be elicited but usually is not the chief symptom complex. Typically, medical attention is sought because of symptoms suggestive of cardiac, renal, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, infectious,[…][emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Paraplegia

    To any one interested in the physiologic implications of lesions of the spinal cord and the general problem of spastic paralysis few subjects can be more fascinating.[jamanetwork.com]

  • Lathyrism

    […] rism \ ˈla-thə-ˌri-zəm \ : a neurotoxic disorder chiefly affecting people and domestic animals (such as cows and horses) that is characterized especially by irreversible spastic[merriam-webster.com] A disease of humans and animals caused by eating legumes of the genus Lathyrus and characterized by spastic paralysis, hyperesthesia, and paresthesia.[yourdictionary.com] paralysis of the hind or lower limbs and that results from poisoning by an amino acid found in the seeds of some legumes (genus Lathyrus and especially L. sativus ) Other[merriam-webster.com]

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