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Acute Motor Weakness Causes

Aka: Acute Motor Weakness Causes, Emergent Bilateral Motor Weakness, Weakness of Acute Onset
  1. See Also
    1. Acute Flaccid Paralysis
    2. Movement Disorder
    3. Myopathy
    4. Myopathy Causes
    5. Hemiparesis
    6. Muscle Weakness
    7. Muscle Weakness Causes
    8. Muscle Weakness in Children
    9. Medication Causes of Myositis
    10. Neuropathy
  2. Causes: Autoimmune
    1. Myasthenia Gravis
    2. Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
    3. Polymyositis
    4. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
    5. 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 Poisoning
      2. Thallium (found in rodenticides)
        1. Nausea and Vomiting
        2. Altered Level of Consciousness
        3. Seizures
      3. Lead Poisoning
      4. Organophosphate Poisoning
      5. n-Hexane
    6. Medications
      1. Dapsone
  4. Causes: Metabolic
    1. Thyrotoxicosis
    2. Hypophosphatemia
    3. Hypermagnesemia
    4. Porphyria
    5. Hypokalemia (e.g. Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis)
  5. Causes: Infectious
    1. Acute Flaccid Myelitis
    2. Poliomyelitis
    3. Diphtheria
    4. West Nile Virus
  6. Causes: Neuropsychiatric
    1. Spinal Cord Syndrome
    2. Conversion Disorder
  7. 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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