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What viruses cause paralysis of muscles?

What viruses cause paralysis of muscles?

Directly...: ...Mainly polio and rabies, but any virus can trigger an immune reaction leading to guillain-barre paralysis. ...Read more

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Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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What causes facial paralysis? A virus?

What causes facial paralysis? A virus?

Facial paralysis: There are many causes of facial paralysis besides a virus. Go to the following web site. http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/symptoms/facial_paralysis/causes.htm. ...Read more

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Is myelitis caused by viruses, bacteria, or other problems? Is the end result always some paralysis?

Cord inflammation: Myelitis, usually called transverse myelitis, is an inflammation of the spinal cord. The cause is not known but may be the body's response, called an autoimmune response, to a viral infection, or other conditions such as mycoplasma pneumonia. Some people have multiple sclerosis. Many people have some leftovers from the myelitis such as pain, spasms, or possibly a degree of weakness or paralysis. ...Read more

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How will botulism cause muscle paralysis?

How will botulism cause muscle paralysis?

See answer below: Botulinum neurotoxins essentially prevent the release of acetylcholine (neurotransmitter) in the synaptic cleft, thus preventing the trigger of muscle contraction. The paralysis in the skeletal muscle lasts for about 3 months. It lasts up to 9-12 months if used in the detrusor muscle in the bladder. Strength eventually returns when new connections are created between the nerves and the muscles. ...Read more

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How likely will west nile virus cause severe muscle weakness?

Depends: Muscle weakness is usually seen proportional to the coalescence of the illness. Your recovery with take twice as long as the illness, unless there was neurological injury of a permanent type, which may take longer. A rehabilitation physician can help you with recovery. ...Read more

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Can an allergy cause muscle pain and fatigue along with on off tender nodes? Like when u have a virus? What is the exclusion diet and how do you do it

Can an allergy cause muscle pain and fatigue along with on off tender nodes? Like when u have a virus? What is the exclusion diet and how do you do it

Highly unlikely: These symptoms are not allergic reactions. You need to consult your doctor to get some basic blood work and may even be referred to a hematologist. Don't delay another day . ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more