descending paralysis

descending paralysis

Neurology The opposite of the paralysis seen in botulism and paralytic shellfish poisoning.
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41 (91%) patients developed bulbar palsy and 9 of them also developed bilateral 7th nerve palsy, 4 (9%) cases presented with bulbar palsy and descending paralysis and 2 of them were associated with bilateral 7th nerve palsy.
All cases presented with bulbar palsy, 9 cases associated with bilateral VII nerve palsy, 4 cases developed descending paralysis.
Over a period of 5 hours, descending paralysis was seen.
Progression to descending paralysis was typical of botulism (2,3).
Botulism, in contrast, causes a descending paralysis with preserved mental status, Dr.
Her symptoms began with vomiting; then she exhibited signs of descending paralysis beginning with blurred vision, difficulty speaking, facial paralysis, and eventually, difficulty breathing.
On June 29, both patients had onset of illness that progressed to include cranial nerve palsies and symmetric, descending paralysis typical of botulism.
The man and woman were hospitalized with cranial nerve palsies and symmetric, descending paralysis typical of botulism and were placed on mechanical ventilation.
On September 25, officials at the Florida Department of Health, the Hillsborough County Health Department, and CDC were notified that a patient had been hospitalized in Tampa, Florida, on September 16, with respiratory failure and descending paralysis.
Patients typically develop cranial nerve palsies followed by descending paralysis that can lead to respiratory failure and death.