Neurology Book


Acute Motor Weakness Causes

Aka: Acute Motor Weakness Causes, Emergent Bilateral Motor Weakness, Weakness of Acute Onset
  1. See Also
    1. Movement Disorder
    2. Myopathy Causes
    3. Hemiparesis
  2. Causes: Autoimmune
    1. Myasthenia Gravis
    2. Polymyositis
    3. Demyelinating Disease
      1. Guillain-Barre Syndrome
      2. Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  3. Causes: Toxin (See Also Biological Neurotoxin)
    1. Botulism
    2. Buckthorn
    3. Seafood
      1. Paralytic shellfish toxin
      2. Tetrodotoxin
    4. Tick Paralysis
    5. Compound exposures
      1. Arsenic
      2. Thallium (found in rodenticides)
        1. Nausea and Vomiting
        2. Altered Level of Consciousness
        3. Seizures
      3. Lead Poisoning
      4. Organophosphates
      5. n-Hexane
    6. Medications
      1. Dapsone
  4. Causes: Metabolic
    1. Thyrotoxicosis
    2. Hypophosphatemia
    3. Hypermagnesemia
    4. Porphyria
  5. Causes: Infectious
    1. Poliomyelitis
    2. Diphtheria
  6. References
    1. Gallagher in Marx (2002) Rosen's Emergency Med, p. 1510
    2. Pryse-Phillips in Noble (2001) Primary Care, p. 1589

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