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Hemiplegia: Introduction

Hemiplegia: Paralysis of one side of the body. See detailed information below for a list of 55 causes of Hemiplegia, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Hemiplegia:

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

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Causes of Types of Hemiplegia:

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Hemiplegia: Symptom Checker

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Hemiplegia: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Hemiplegia

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Hemiplegia: Deaths

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Definitions of Hemiplegia:

Paralysis of one side of the body
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Severe or complete loss of motor function on one side of the body; this condition is usually caused by brain diseases that are localized to the cerebral hemisphere opposite to the side of weakness; less frequently, brain stem lesions; cervical spinal cord diseases, peripheral nervous system diseases, and other conditions may manifest as hemiplegia.
- (Source - CRISP)

Hemiplegia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Hemiplegia, or a subtype of Hemiplegia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
- (Source - National Institute of Health)

Detailed list of causes of Hemiplegia

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

How Common are these Causes of Hemiplegia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hemiplegia. Of the 55 causes of Hemiplegia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 3 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 4 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 44 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hemiplegia:

The following list of conditions have 'Hemiplegia' 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: Hemiplegia:

The following list of medical conditions have Hemiplegia 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 Hemiplegia Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Hemiplegia 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 Hemiplegia:

    Medical Conditions associated with Hemiplegia:

    Hemiparesis (47 causes), Paralysis symptoms (385 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Hemiplegia:

    Paralysis (325 causes), Paraplegia (80 causes), Quadraplegia, Numbness (497 causes), Muscle weakness (4300 causes), Paraltsis, Flaccid paralysis (12 causes), Poliomyelitis (5 causes), Cerebral palsy, Bells palsy (9 causes), Stroke (192 causes), Hypertension (398 causes)

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