II. Causes: Autoimmune

III. 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

V. Causes: Infectious

  1. Poliomyelitis
  2. Diphtheria
  3. West Nile Virus

VI. 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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