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Glossary for Leg weakness

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  • 3-methylglutaconic aciduria, type 1: A recessively inherited metabolic disorder characterized by methylglutaconic acid in the urine.
  • ARTS syndrome: A rare lethal syndrome characterized by deafness, optic atrophy and ataxia.
  • Adrenoleukodystrophy: A rare hereditary metabolic disease that only occurs in male children and is characterized by adrenal atrophy and extensive cerebral demyelination causing progressive loss of mental functioning, aphasia, apraxia and sometimes blindness. The patient usually dies within 5 years.
  • Adrenomyeloneuropathy: A form of X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy characterized by spinal cord dysfunction and brain involvement may or may not be present. Those with brain involvement suffer serious symptoms that can eventually lead to total disability and even death.
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A degenerative motor neuron disease marked by weakness and wasting of the muscles which starts at the hands and legs and spreads to the rest of the body. Death occurs in 2 to 5 years. Also called Lou Gehrig's disease or wasting palsy.
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, type 6: An inherited disorder involving progressive degeneration of motor neurons which results in muscle weakness and wasting. Type 6 is caused by a defect on chromosome 16q12.
  • Aortic coarctation: A rare inherited birth defect where the heart blood vessel called the aorta has a narrowed area which affects blood flow. The degree of constriction is variable which mild cases asymptomatic until adulthood. The poor blood flow to the lower body gives results in it appearing less developed than that upper body.
  • Arm symptoms: Symptoms affecting the arm
  • Arm weakness: Weakness of the muscles of the arm.
  • Autoimmune thyroid diseases: Autoimmune diseases of the thyroid gland.
  • Bahemuka Brown syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized by spastic paraplegia and skin pigmentation irregularities.
  • Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
  • Boltshauser Syndrome: Boltshauser Syndrome is a rare condition reported in a few generations in one family. The condition is characterized by paralysis of the vocal cords, deafness and movement problems.
  • Bonnier's syndrome: A range of symptoms caused by damage to Dieter's nucleus (the lateral nucleus of the vestibular nerve) or its connections.
  • Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
  • Broken leg: Fracture of a bone in the upper or lower leg
  • Bruyn-Scheltens syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized by limb weakness and muscle wasting in the hands and feet.
  • Camurati-Engelmann Disease: A very rare genetic disease thickening of areas of bone causing pain, weakness and wasting. Usually affects the legs during childhood. Also called diaphyseal dysplasia.
  • Cataplexy: A rare condtion characterized by episodes of severe muscle weakness which can sometimes lead to a complete collapse - it usually occurs in people with a sleep disorder called narcolepsy.
  • Central nervous system lymphoma, primary: A type of lymphoma that occurs in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). A lymphoma consists of cancerous lymphocytes which are a type of white blood cell. Symptoms vary according to the location of the lymphoma.
  • Cerebrorenodigital syndrome: A rare group of syndromes characterized mainly by brain, kidney, finger and toe abnormalities.
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease deafness recessive type: CMT is an inherited neurological disease characterized by the gradual degeneration of nerves which starts in the hands and feet and results in progressive numbness, muscle weakness and loss of function. Type 4D is inherited recessively and is caused by a defected in a gene in chromosome 8 and is a severe form of the disease that also involves deafness.
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 1A: CMT is an inherited neurological disease characterized by the gradual degeneration of nerves which starts in the hands and feet and results in progressive numbness, muscle weakness and loss of function. Type 1A is inherited as an autosomal dominant pattern and involves the duplication of the PMP22 gene on chromosome 17.
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 4B1: CMT is an inherited neurological disease characterized by the gradual degeneration of nerves which starts in the hands and feet and results in progressive numbness, muscle weakness and loss of function. Type 4B1 has an autosomal recessive inheritance and involves a defect in MTMR2 gene on chromosome 11.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Agrocide: Agrocide is a chemical insecticide used mainly to control scabies or lice as well as other agricultural insect pests. The insecticide is considered moderately toxic to humans and acts as a central nervous system stimulant. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Agronexit: Agronexit is a chemical insecticide used mainly as an agricultural insecticide. The insecticide is considered moderately toxic to humans and acts as a central nervous system stimulant. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Aparasin: Aparasin Aparasin. The insecticide is considered moderately toxic to humans and acts as a central nervous system stimulant. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Aphtiria: Aphtiria is a chemical insecticide used mainly to control scabies or lice. The insecticide is considered moderately toxic to humans and acts as a central nervous system stimulant. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Ben-Hex: Ben-Hex is a chemical insecticide used mainly to control scabies. The insecticide is considered moderately toxic to humans and acts as a central nervous system stimulant. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Benhexol: Benhexol is a chemical insecticide used mainly to control scabies or lice. The insecticide is considered moderately toxic to humans and acts as a central nervous system stimulant. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Benzene hexachloride: Benzene hexachloride is a chemical insecticide. The insecticide is considered moderately toxic to humans and acts as a central nervous system stimulant. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Bexol: Bexol is a chemical insecticide used mainly to control scabies or lice. The insecticide is considered moderately toxic to humans and acts as a central nervous system stimulant. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Chloresene: Chloresene is a chemical insecticide used mainly to control scabies or lice. The insecticide is considered moderately toxic to humans and acts as a central nervous system stimulant. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chemical poisoning -- HCH-gamma: HCH-gamma is an insecticide which is considered moderately toxic to humans and acts as a central nervous system stimulant. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Heptachlor: Heptachlor is a chemical used mainly in pesticides to control termites and fire ants. The chemical may be absorbed through the skin. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Hexachlorocyclohexane (gamma): Hexachlorocyclohexane (gamma) is an insecticide which is considered moderately toxic to humans and acts as a central nervous system stimulant. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Lindane: Lindane is a chemical used mainly as an agricultural insecticide but also as a treatment of lice and scabies infestations. The insecticide is considered moderately toxic to humans and acts as a central nervous system stimulant. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Trichlorfon: Trichlorfon is an insecticide used mostly in crops. It is considered motderately toxic to humans. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chemical poisoning -- gamma-HccH: Gamma-HccH is an insecticide which is considered moderately toxic to humans and acts as a central nervous system stimulant. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chordoma: Chordomas are tumors originating from embryonic remnants of the primitive notochord
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy: A rare disorder involving swelling of nerve roots and destruction of the protective layer around nerves. Severe symptoms can take up to a year or more to develop.
  • Classic migraine: Migraine is a neurological disorder that generally involves repeated headaches. Some people also have nausea, vomiting, and other symptoms. Most people with migraines do not have any warning before it occurs. However, some people have a visual disturbance called an aura before the headache starts.
  • Claudication pain: Pain that occurs in the legs when walking or exercising. It is usually the result of circulation problems which affects the flow of blood to the leg muscles. In severe cases, the pain may persist even when the patient is inactive.
  • Common symptoms: The most common symptoms
  • Congenital benign spinal muscular atrophy dominant: A very rare syndrome characterized by non-progressive muscle weakness that affects mainly the legs.
  • Cyprus facial neuromusculoskeletal syndrome: A rare inherited syndrome characterized by variable neurological, muscular and skeletal abnormalities as well as a characteristic face.
  • Degenerative Disc Disease: Chronic or recurrent back and neck pain due to degeneration and occasionally prolapse of spinal discs.
  • Dermatomyositis: A muscle disease characterized by chronic muscle inflammation resulting in progressive muscle weakness and a characteristic rash.
  • Diastematomyelia: A congenital malformation involving a split in the spinal cord (diastematomyelia). Symptoms vary according to the size and location of the defect. Mild cases may cause few if any symptoms.
  • Difficulty climbing stairs: difficulty in climbing stairs is seen in certain disorders
  • Diomedi-Bernardi-Placidi syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by epilepsy, mental retardation and progressive leg weakness and spasticity.
  • Disc Disorders: Disorders that affect the discs of the spine
  • Duane anomaly -- mental retardation: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental retardation and eye movement problems (Duane anomaly).
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: An inherited degenerative disease of the muscles which progresses rapidly compared to other muscle wasting diseases.
  • Dysequilibrium syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental retardation and nonprogressive incoordination.
  • Everlasting pea poisoning: The everlasting pea is a vine which bears pink, pea-like flowers and flat seed pods. It's usually found growing in the wild in many parts of the world. The seeds contains various chemicals (amines, phenol, glycoside) which can cause poisoning symptoms if large quantities are eaten.
  • Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
  • Filaminopathy, autosomal dominant: A rare dominantly inherited muscle disease characterized slow-progressing muscle weakness. The upper legs seemed to be the most affected with the arms being less involved.
  • Grand-Kaine-Fulling syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized by disease of the retinal blood vessels and degeneration of the central nervous system.
  • Graves disease: A condition which is an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid resulting hyperthyroidism
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome: An acute condition which is characterized by polyradiculoneuropathy that affects the peripheral nervous system
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia: A slow-progressing degeneration of the tract that connects the brain to the spinal cord (corticospinal tract) resulting in muscle spasticity, weakness and paralysis. The severity of symptoms is determined by the nature and extent of the damage.
  • Hereditary amyloidosis: An inherited form of amyloidosis which is characterized by a build up of the protein amyloid in tissues and organs. This form of amyloidosis tends to affect mainly the nervous system and gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms are determined by the size and location of the amyloid deposits.
  • Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies: A rare disorder where the peripheral nerves are more sensitive to pressure than normal which results in recurring periods of numbness, tingling and sometimes loss of muscle function. The condition can affect one or more nerves such as the carpal tunnel nerve. Permanent damage to peripheral nerves can result from recurring episodes. The severity of symptoms are greatly variable from virtually asymptomatic to disability.
  • Hip symptoms: Symptoms affecting the hip joint.
  • Hyperthyroidism: The excessive activity of the thyroid gland
  • Hypertrophic neuropathy of Dejerine-Sottas: An inherited neurological disease characterized by the gradual degeneration of nerves which starts in the hands and feet and results in numbness, muscle weakness and loss of function. The severity of the condition is variable.
  • Hypomyelination and congenital cataract: An inherited disorder characterized by congenital cataract and progressive neurological impairment due to reduced myelination of nerves.
  • Idiopathic myopathy: A rare condition involving inflammation of the skeletal muscles which become weak and wasted.
  • Infant botulism food poisoning: Very dangerous food poisoning needing medical attention.
  • Infantile axonal neuropathy: A very rare form of progressive nerve damage that starts early in life. The central nervous system is also usually involved.
  • Intervertebral disc disease: Degenerative changes in the discs located between vertebrae. The severity of the disorder is variable.
  • Juvenile primary lateral sclerosis: A very rare genetic disorder characterized by increasing weakness and stiffness of the muscles in the arms, legs and face due to damage to nerve cells that control motor movement.
  • Koller syndrome: A rare syndrome involving thickened bones and dry skin with characteristic fish-like scales.
  • Lathyrism: A condition caused by eating certain legumes from the Lathyrus genus of plants. Some of the spacies involved are Lathyrus sativa, cicera, ochrus and clymenum. The chemicals within the legumes of these plants are toxic to the nerves.
  • Leg conditions: Conditions that affect ones leg
  • Leg numbness: Loss of feeling or sensation
  • Leg pain: Pain affecting the leg
  • Leg paresthesia: Leg tingling, prickling, numbness or burning sensations
  • Leg symptoms: Symptoms affecting the leg
  • Limb symptoms: Symptoms affecting the limbs
  • Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy: A condition which is characterized by a slowly progressive muscular dystrophy
  • Lissencephaly -- immunodeficiency: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by abnormal brain development and a poor immune system.
  • Machado-Joseph Disease: Rare genetic muscle disease causing muscle weakness.
  • Macrocephaly, mental retardation, short stature, spastic paraplegia and CNS malformations: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by a large head, short stature and central nervous system problems.
  • Malignant germ cell tumor: Malignant tumors that are made up of germ cells which are immature cells that eventually become reproductive system tissues in males and females. The symptoms depend on the location of the tumor which may occur in the ovaries, testes or anywhere along the body's midline such as the chest, head, abdomen, pelvis and lower back.
  • Maple syrup urine disease: An inherited metabolic disorder involving amino acid metabolism and characterized by a sweet smelling urine, similar to maple syrup.
  • Maple syrup urine disease, type 1A: A very rare inherited metabolic disorder involving abnormal metabolism of branched chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine and valine) and resulting in severe illness which generally leads to death if not treated. Even mild form can result in mental and physical retardation if untreated. Various types of maple syrup urine disease involve different genetic defects - type 1A specifically involves a defect in the E1-alpha subunit gene.
  • Maple syrup urine disease, type 1B: A very rare inherited metabolic disorder involving abnormal metabolism of branched chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine and valine) and resulting in severe illness which generally leads to death if not treated. Even mild form can result in mental and physical retardation if untreated. Various types of maple syrup urine disease involve different genetic defects - type 1B specifically involves a defect in the E1-beta subunit gene.
  • Maple syrup urine disease, type 2:
  • Maple syrup urine disease, type 3:
  • Maple syrup urine disease, type II: A very rare inherited metabolic disorder involving abnormal metabolism of branched chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine and valine) and resulting in severe illness which generally leads to death if not treated. Even mild form can result in mental and physical retardation if untreated. Various types of maple syrup urine disease involve different genetic defects - type 2 specifically involves a defect in the E2 subunit gene.
  • Maple syrup urine disease, type III: A very rare inherited metabolic disorder involving abnormal metabolism of branched chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine and valine) and resulting in severe illness which generally leads to death if not treated. Even mild form can result in mental and physical retardation if untreated. Various types of maple syrup urine disease involve different genetic defects - type 3 specifically involves a defect in the E3 subunit gene.
  • Marfan syndrome: A genetic connective tissue disorder involving a defect of chromosome 15q21.1 which affects the production of the fibrillin needed to make connective tissue.
  • Mental retardation -- microcephaly -- phalangeal -- facial abnormalities: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental retardation, small head, facial and bone abnormalities in the fingers and toes.
  • Mental retardation -- spasticity -- ectrodactyly: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental retardation, spasticity and a cleft hand. In the reported case, the parents came from the same bloodline.
  • Migraine: Severe complex headaches that occur periodically
  • Motor neuron diseases: Any of various disorders of the "motor neurons", nerves that control movement.
  • Mousa-Al Din-Al Nassar syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by ataxia, spasticity and eye anomalies.
  • Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
  • Multiple Sclerosis: Autoimmune attack on spinal nerves causing diverse and varying neural problems.
  • Multiple myeloma: A rare malignant cancer that occurs in the bone marrow. More common in skull, spine, rib cage, pelvis and legs.
  • Multiple sclerosis -- ichthyosis -- factor 8 deficiency: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by multiple sclerosis, scaly skin and a blood anomaly.
  • Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
  • Muscular Dystrophy: Any of various muscle wasting diseases
  • Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle, Type 3: An inherited muscle disease affecting mainly the upper leg muscles. The upper arm muscles may or may not be affected. The extent and degree of muscle involvement is variable. The condition progresses slowly with independent mobility lost after a few decades of onset.
  • Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term): A group of disorders characterized by muscle weakness and wasting involving mainly the voluntary muscles around the hips and shoulders i.e. the limb-girdle muscles. The terms proximal and distal may be used and this refers to muscles closest to the center of the body and furthest from the centre of the body respectively. The condition may start at any age and the rate of progression and severity of symptoms varies depending on the subtype. Generally, early onset forms tend to be more severe and progress faster than late onset forms.
  • Muscular dystrophy, limb-girdle, autosomal recessive, type 2K: An autosomal recessive form of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy where muscle weakness and atrophy is caused by mutations in the gene for O-mannosyltransferase-1.
  • Muscular phosphorylase kinase deficiency: A very rare genetic defect which affects muscles and causes rapid fatigue on exertion and muscle cramping and weakness.
  • Musculoskeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting muscles or bones of the skeleton.
  • Myelitis: Spinal cord inflammation.
  • Nemalin myopathy, late onset type: A very rare inherited muscle disorder and is characterized by muscle weakness caused by the presence of nemalin rods in the muscle tissue which affects its function. The muscle weakness may be severe but is generally not a progressive condition. The main muscles affected are the limbs, neck and face. The legs are generally more affected in the late onset type.
  • Nemaline myopathy 6: A very rare inherited muscle disorder and is characterized by muscle weakness caused by the presence of nemaline rods in the muscle tissue which affects its function. There are at least 7 different subtypes of nemaline myopathy, each with a different genetic defect. The severity of the symptoms may vary greatly even among patients within a particular subtype of the disorder. Type 6 is caused by a defect on chromosome 15q. Type 4 was slowly progressive but wheelchair dependency does not eventuate.
  • Nephronophthisis familial, adult -- spastic quadriparesis: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by progressive kidney destruction and spasticity and weakness of arms and legs.
  • Nerve sheath neoplasm: Tumors that develop from the protective sheath surrounding nerves. There are two types of nerve sheath tumors: schwannomas and neurofibromas. They most often occur around the spinal cord. Symptoms are determined by the size and exact location of the tumor.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
  • Neuronal intranuclear inclusion disease: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by muscle and nerve degeneration.
  • Neuropathy hereditary with liability to pressure palsies:
  • Neuropathy sensory spastic paraplegia: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by sensory nerve degeneration and spastic paraplegia. The extremities of the hands and feet have reduced pain sensation and disfiguring ulcers tend to develop.
  • Occult spinal dysraphism: A rare disorder characterized by progressive neurological deterioration due to compression of the spinal cord in the spine.
  • Opthalmoplegia -- mental retardation -- lingua scrotalis: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by weak or paralyzed eye muscles, mental retardation and a fissured tongue.
  • Pain: Any type of pain sensation symptoms.
  • Panic attack: A condition which is characterized by an acute episode of intense anxiety
  • Panic disorder: is a severe medical condition characterized by extremely elevated mood
  • Pierson syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by a small pupil and kidney disease at birth.
  • Porphyria, hereditary coproporphyria: An inherited disorder that affects the nervous system and sometimes the skin. It occurs when a metabolic disorder results in excessive production of coproporphyrins which accumulate in body tissues and is excreted in large amounts.
  • Powell-Venencie-Gordon syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by thickened skin on the palms and soles as well as spastic paralysis.
  • Primary Lateral Sclerosis: A neurological disorder involving the upper motor nerves and causing progressive muscle weakness in the extremities and facial area. This condition involves mutations in the same gene and overlapping symptoms with juvenile primary lateral sclerosis but the difference is that primary lateral sclerosis only involves degeneration of the upper motor neurons whereas infantile-onset spastic paralysis is more severe and involves degeneration of upper and lower motor neurons.
  • Proximal spinal muscular atrophy: A rare group of muscle disorders which mainly affects the muscles closest to the trunk of the body. Muscles become progressively weak and wasted due to damage to motor neurons in the spinal cord and brainstem.
  • Proximal spinal muscular atrophy, type 3: A rare inherited disorder where motor neuron degeneration causes progressive muscle weakness and atrophy. The proximal muscles tend to be more affected than the distal ones and the legs tend to be more affected than the arms.
  • Pseudoprogeria syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by absent eyelashes and eyebrows as well a mental retardation.
  • Rett's syndrome: Autism-like behavioral syndrome in infant girls
  • Roy-Maroteaux-Kremp syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by skin lesions abnormal bone development and spastic paraplegia.
  • SPG: A group of neurodegenerative disorders involving progressive spasticity and increased reflexes in the legs. The rate of progression and severity is variable depending on the subtype involved.
  • Scapuloperoneal myopathy: An inherited disorder involving muscle wasting and weakness in the shoulder and lower leg.
  • Scapuloperoneal syndrome, neurogenic type: An inherited disorder involving muscle wasting and weakness in the shoulder and lower leg. The legs are often affected first.
  • Scapuloperoneal syndrome, neurogenic, Kaeser type: An inherited disorder involving muscle wasting and weakness in the shoulder and lower leg. The legs are often affected first.
  • Schaefer-Stein-Oshman syndrome: A rare disorder where excessive growth and abnormal hardening affects the head and facial bones.
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Sensory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sensory systems.
  • Septooptic dysplasia -- digital anomalies: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by finger and toe abnormalities as well as abnormal development of the optic nerve and pituitary gland. Antenatal exposure to sedatives may be a factor in the cause of the disorder.
  • Sick: Feeling ill or off color
  • Spastic paraparesis: A rare disorder where parts of the body develop spasticity and weakness. Usually the limbs are involved. The disorder is usually an inherited condition.
  • Spastic paraplegia -- neuropathy -- poikiloderma: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by progressive stiffness and weakness of the legs, peripheral nerve degeneration and a skin disorder called poikiloderma. The eyelashes and eyebrows are usually gone by the age of three.
  • Spastic paraplegia 16, X-linked: A rare condition characterized by spasticity and weakness of the arms and legs, mental retardation, impaired vision and poor bowel and bladder control. In most cases, sufferers never gain the ability to walk.
  • Spastic paraplegia 23: A rare disorder characterized mainly by progressive stiffness and weakness of the leg muscles, premature graying, characteristic facial appearance and a skin pigmentation anomaly. Pigmentation anomalies usually start from the age of 6 months and leg problems may be noticed around the middle of the first decade.
  • Spastic paraplegia 32, autosomal recessive: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by progressive stiffness and increased reflexes in the leg muscles.
  • Spastic paraplegia 4, autosomal dominant: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by progressive stiffness and increased reflexes in the leg muscles. The severity of the condition is very variable as is the age of onset.
  • Spastic paraplegia 7, autosomal recessive: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by progressive stiffness and increased reflexes in the leg muscles.
  • Spastic paraplegia 9, autosomal dominant: A rare disorder characterized by muscle wasting and weakness mainly in the legs, short stature, skeletal abnormalities and cataracts.
  • Spastic paraplegia epilepsy mental retardation: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by epilepsy, mental retardation and progressive leg weakness and spasticity.
  • Spastic paraplegia type 5A, recessive: A rare disorder characterized mainly by progressive stiffness and weakness of lower leg muscles. Bladder and speech problems are also usually present.
  • Spastic paraplegia type 5B, recessive: An extremely rare form of lower leg spasticity and weakness.
  • Spastic paresis -- glaucoma -- mental retardation: A very rare syndrome characterized by progressive stiffness and weakness of the legs, glaucoma and mental retardation.
  • Spastic quadriplegia -- retinitis pigmentosa -- mental retardation: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by progressive stiffness and weakness of the legs and arms, eye problems and mental retardation. The spastic paraplegia is not progressive.
  • Spasticity -- multiple exostoses: A very rare syndrome characterized by stiff legs and numerous bone outgrowths.
  • Spinal AVM: Spinal AVM's refers to a group of abnormal blood vessels (arteries and veins) in the spinal canal. The severity of symptoms depends on the size and growth of the blood vessel malformation. Severe complications such as paralysis can result if the malformed blood vessels rupture and bleed.
  • Spinal Cord Disorders: Any condition that affects the spinal cord
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy: A rare condition characterized by progressive degeneration of the spinal and brainstem motor neurons. During fetal development excess primary neurons are formed. The body automatically destroys the extra primary neurons so that only some survive and mature into neurons. In spinal muscular dystrophy, the process that destroys the excess primary neurons doesn't switch off and continues destroying the neurons resulting in progressive motor problems. Various types of the condition range from mild to severe enough to cause death within a couple of years of birth.
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy type III: Type of SMA, a genetic motor neuron disease affecting nerves and muscles.
  • Spinal bulbar motor neuropathy: A rare inherited disease that affects the nerves in the spine and in the bulbous (bulbar) part of the brain stem. The main signs are muscle weakness and wasting.
  • Spinal conditions: Any condition that affects the spine
  • Spinal cord neoplasm: A growth (tumor) that arises from the spinal cord. The tumor may be benign or malignant.
  • Spinal fracture: A fracture of one or multiple bony vertebrae
  • Spinal muscular atrophy, Ryukyuan type: A recessively inherited disorder occurring in males from a Japanese inhabitants of Ryukyu Islands. The disorder is characterized by muscle wasting and weakness that affects the lower legs more than the arms.
  • Spinal muscular atrophy, type 3: A rare inherited disorder where motor neuron degeneration causes progressive muscle weakness and atrophy.
  • Spinal stenosis: Narrowing of the spinal cavity around the spinal cord.
  • Spinocerebellar ataxia 18: A rare genetic disorder (chromosome 7q22-31 defect) characterized by muscle atrophy and sensory loss. The severity of symptoms is variable. Gait ataxia and dysarthria (speech disorder) also occur and are symptoms common to all the spinocerebellar ataxia types.
  • Spondylitis: Inflammation of the synovial joints of the backbone.
  • Sports Injuries: Any condition that has resulted from injury to a part of the body due to participation in a sporting activity
  • Syringomyelia: Spinal cord cysts
  • Tang Hsi Ryu syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized by enlarged liver and spleen, increased pigmentation and abnormal peripheral nerve functioning.
  • Thyroid disease: Any medical condition which affects the thyroid
  • Transient ischemic attack: temporary disturbance of blood supply to a restricted area of the brain, resulting in brief neurologic dysfunction that persists, by definition, for less than 24 hours.
  • Transverse myelitis: Inflammation of the spinal cord which results in various neurological and muscle symptoms. The inflammation can occur for no obvious reason or may result from a virus, bacterial infection, autoimmune disease or vaccination. The type and severity of symptoms is determined by the location and degree of inflammation.
  • Tropical Spastic Paraparesis: A form of spastic partial paralysis of the lower limbs which occurs in the tropics
  • Tucker syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized by vocal cord paralysis and droopy eyelids.
  • Varicose veins: Appearance of veins in the skin
  • Walking symptoms: Problems with walking.
  • Weakness: Symptoms causing weakness of the body

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