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Paraplegia: Introduction

Paraplegia: Paralysis of the lower half of the body. See detailed information below for a list of 80 causes of Paraplegia, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Paraplegia:

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

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Paraplegia: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Paraplegia, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Paraplegia: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Paraplegia may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Paraplegia

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Paraplegia: Deaths

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Definitions of Paraplegia:

Paralysis of the lower half of the body (most often as a result of trauma)
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Severe or complete loss of motor function in the lower extremities and lower portions of the trunk.
- (Source - CRISP)

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

Detailed list of causes of Paraplegia

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

How Common are these Causes of Paraplegia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Paraplegia. Of the 80 causes of Paraplegia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Paraplegia:

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

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

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

    Medical Conditions associated with Paraplegia:

    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 Paraplegia:

    Paralysis (325 causes), Leg paralysis (33 causes), Loss of movements, Moror symptoms, Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Memory loss (142 causes), Sensory loss, Light touch, Pin prick, Two point discrimination, Proprioception (17 causes)

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    Medical News summaries about Paraplegia

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