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What Is The Definition Of Spastic Quadriparesis
My gf hd TB meningitis 1 yr bck nd her doc jst told me tht hr biggest issue is spastic quadriparesis. She cn move all limbs bt can't walk straight. Dey gave baclofen+tizanidine. Any other treatment?
Post-meningitic: TB affects multiple areas and can damage the nervous system by both direct damage and vasculitis of penetrating vessels from the meninges to the brain resulting in infarcts (killing of brain cells). This is not generally fully reversible and must be treated symptomatically. The only person who can determine what is necessary is the neurologist seeing her. Stick with them and be hopeful.
Meaning? Simple---: Asymmetric= Not BOTH sides at the same time. First one side, then, the other then, a leg followed by some arm or possibly the other leg....ASYMMETRIC. Quadriparesis- Weakness in a limb (usually taken to mean, motor movements are weakened). So essentially it's describing onset of a disease causing limb weakness which starts in a fashion that does not include BOTH sides of the person at once.
My mother age 65. She got quadriparesis 2months back. Because of central pontine. What does it mean and she is diabetic and high BP patient.
CPM?: Was this central pontine myelinolysis? If so, this is a demyelination at the level of the brainstem. You should speak with the care team of your mother to further understand the ramifications and her care plan.
Gf hd TB meningitis last yr nd she HS nw sum degree of quadriparesis as her doc said. She can move all limbs, cn go upstairs with no support, cn walk a while with support of wall but cries, any hope?
I have spinal cord injury with quadriparesis. Now getting back and abdominal wall pain with negative work up. Mri, CT scans negative. What to do?
Distorted sensation: A partial regeneration of neural tissue gives bizarre symptoms. Anticonvulsants might help. There are also spinal stimulators.
Ileus: Ileus is the development of distention of the intestines as a result of decreased peristaltic motility. Usually this is the response of the gut to some type of noxious stimulus, either traumatic, infectious or inflammatory. The distension can mimic bowel obstruction and this needs to be differentiated, typically by watchful waiting. Ileus will resolve by correcting the underlying cause.See 1 more doctor answer
Spasmodic dysphonia: You may be speaking about "spasmodic dysphonia" which is a disease of the communication between the brain and the nerves to the voicebox. This disorder is best diagnosed by a physician but you can find samples of how those with it sound online, I'm sure. Either way, any one with 'spastic laryngitis' sounds like they need an expert in voice.See 1 more doctor answer
SPASTIC DIPLEGIA: Spastic paraplegia means weakness in all four limbs, but legs are weaker than the arms, spasticity will be more obvious in legs rather than arms, spastic paraplegia or also called diplegia is common in premature babies who have complication of prematurity like intraventricular hemmorhage which leads to white matter changes around the midline in the brain which controls the motor function of the le.See 1 more doctor answer
Spasticity: Spasticity = "Spasticity is stiff or rigid muscles. It may also be called unusual tightness or increased muscle tone. Reflexes (for example, a knee-jerk reflex) are stronger or exaggerated. The condition can interfere with walking, movement, or speech." Per MEDLINE PLUS. See: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/003297.htm
Progressive spastici: Spasticity = muscles remain involuntarily contracted which can cause tightness/ stiffness. It is usually due to injury of brain or spinal cord. In this case, the spasticity worsens over time.
Genetic?: Hereditary spastic pareplegia is the name given to a mainly motor disability often in lower extremities slowly progressive with a geographical distribution. The condition often does not cause sensory or bladder problems and all tests including mri, CSF studies B12 levels etc are normal some of these cases have antibodies to htlv 1 viruses in the blood or cerebrospinal fluid.See 1 more doctor answer
Hereditary SP: Hsp, is a genetic disorder transmitted as autosomal dominant, meaning one of the parent has the disease in order to pass it to the offspring. It is a progressive spasticity in the legs, may be associated with hypertonic urinary incontinence, seizure, dementia, or peripheral neuropathy.See 1 more doctor answer
Spasticity: Spasticity is a velocity dependent increase in muscle tone. It is the result of an upper motor neuron injury such as stroke, spinal cord injury, or brain injury. It typically may occur in muscles that cross two joints. As the central nervous system recovers from the injury, a paralysis may be present, but an imbalanced muscle tone may develop as a part of the recovery process.
See below: A contracture is an abnormal loss of passive motion of a joint due to a relative shortening of the soft tissues around the joint. A spastic contracture is a contracture that occurs secondary to increased muscular gone and can be seen in patients with previous strokes and other neurological conditions such as spastic cerebral palsy.
= Irritable Bowel: Spastic colon is an archaic term that is descriptive of the GI spasms that accompany irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). Ibs is a symptom complex that includes altered stool pattern (ranging from diarrhea, constipation, or alternating stool), altered GI motility and sensation (that typically includes abdominal pain). Diagnosis of ibs is made by exclusion and is predicated on the rome 3 criteria.
Increased tightness: This is increased tone or tightness in the extremities related to a cerebral insult that occurred around birth.
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