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34 Possible Causes for Unable to Close Mouth

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    Abstract A few epidemiologic studies have suggested an association of agricultural work and pesticides exposure with a severe degenerative disease of the motor neurons, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), though conflicting results have also been provided. We investigated through a population-based case-control[…][]

  • Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

    Abstract Two cases of Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) who presented with primary respiratory failure are reported. In each case, although not initially suspected clinically, the electrophysiological findings, which included reduced compound muscle action potential amplitudes, decrement to 3-Hz stimulation,[…][]

  • Botulism

    Abstract Five cases of intestinal toxemia botulism in adults were identified within an 18-month period in or near Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We describe findings for 3 of the 5 case-patients. Clinical samples contained Clostridium botulinum spores and botulinum neurotoxins (types A and B) for extended periods (range[…][]

  • Succinylcholine

    Abstract We present a case of 6-year-old boy who developed severe hyperkalaemia and ventricular tachycardia after administration of succinylcholine. Ventricular tachycardia was defibrillated and Gordon syndrome, which was diagnosed subsequently, was treated successfully. Paediatric patients with underlying metabolic[…][]

  • Myasthenia Gravis

    Andrew G. Engel Oxford University Press, USA , 3 апр. 2012 г. - Всего страниц: 286 Myasthenia Gravis and Myasthenic Disorders, Second Edition is a thoroughly re-written and updated version of the highly successful first edition published in 1999. The current edition begins with an overview of the anatomy and[…][]

  • Myasthenic Crisis

    Muscle Nerve. 2012 Sep;46(3):440-2. doi: 10.1002/mus.23445. Author information 1 Department of Neurology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1-1-1 Honjo, Kumamoto 860-8556, Japan. [email protected] Abstract The purpose of this report was to investigate predictive factors that necessitate[…][]

  • Temporomandibular Joint Subluxation

    […] to close mouth completely Difficulty speaking and, possibly, swallowing Dislocations may be unilateral or bilateral Prognathic appearance to jaw when both are dislocated[] She was agitated and unable to close her mouth, speak or eat ( Fig. 1 ).[] Case presentation A well-built 29-year-old Caucasian man attended the emergency department in the late evening unable to close his mouth immediately after yawning.[]

  • Temporomandibular Joint Dislocation

    Immediately after orotracheal extubation, however, the patient was found to be unable to close her mouth. The diagnosis of bilateral TMJ dislocation was made.[] Case presentation A well-built 29-year-old Caucasian man attended the emergency department in the late evening unable to close his mouth immediately after yawning.[] Upon physical examination, the patient is unable to close his or her mouth. Most TMJ dislocations occur anteriorly and bilaterally.[]

  • Foix-Chavany-Marie Syndrome

    On examination, he was unable to close his mouth voluntarily, but spontaneous closing was preserved when smiling.[] These patients are unable to open or close their mouth, protrude the tongue or close their eyes on command; however, they can still smile, cry, yawn or yell in an automatic[]

  • Oromandibular Dystonia

    An attempt to eat resulted in protrusion of her tongue, which kept pushing her food out and she was unable to close her mouth because of drawing of her chin and lower jaw[] On opening her mouth she had rhythmical movements of her tongue and she had considerable difficulty in closing her jaw.[]

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