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Paralysis

Paralysis: Introduction

Paralysis: Paralysis refers to a loss of the ability of a muscle to contract and move. See detailed information below for a list of 325 causes of Paralysis, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Paralysis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Paralysis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Paralysis

Home medical tests possibly related to Paralysis:

Causes of Types of Paralysis:

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Paralysis Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Paralysis may include:

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Medications or substances causing Paralysis:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Paralysis as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Paralysis: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Paralysis

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Paralysis: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Paralysis: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Definitions of Paralysis:

Loss of the ability to move a body part
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Severe loss or impairment of motor function in part due to lesion of the neural or muscular mechanism.
- (Source - CRISP)

Loss of ability to move all or part of the body.
- (Source - National Cancer Institute)

Detailed list of causes of Paralysis

The list below shows some of the causes of Paralysis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Paralysis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Paralysis. Of the 325 causes of Paralysis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 7 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 9 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 18 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 300 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Paralysis:

The following list of conditions have 'Paralysis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Paralysis:

The following list of medical conditions have Paralysis or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Paralysis Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Paralysis based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Paralysis:

    Subtypes of Paralysis:

    Ankle paralysis (16 causes), Arm paralysis (29 causes), Elbow paralysis (13 causes), Eye paralysis (31 causes), Finger paralysis (15 causes), Foot paralysis (16 causes), Jaw paralysis (13 causes), Knee paralysis (13 causes), Leg paralysis (33 causes), Thigh paralysis (15 causes), Wrist paralysis (15 causes), Facial paralysis (70 causes), Back paralysis (19 causes), Quadriplegia (36 causes), Hemipariesis (8 causes), Bell's palsy (9 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Paralysis:

    Weakness (3752 causes), Sick (5751 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

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    Medical News summaries about Paralysis

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