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Paralysis Syndrome

We have added this page because many people search for the term Paralysis Syndrome. There is not one condition called Paralysis Syndrome but several the term in their name or in a popularized nick name. Listed below are some of these conditions with a little information about them.

Acute Flaccid Paralysis Syndrome

Flaccid Paralysis describes a condition in which people experience limp, floppy muscles that lack firmness, due to lack of activity in these muscles. Voluntary control over these muscles has been lost and they are unable to contract. The term acute means that the condition develops quickly. Acute Flaccid Paralysis Syndrome has been used to describe the sudden development of Flaccid Paralysis associated with West Nile Virus.

Avellis' paralysis syndrome

Avellis' paralysis syndrome unilateral paralysis of the larynx and velum palati, with contralateral loss of pain and temperature sensibility in the parts below.

Tick Paralysis Syndrome

Tick paralysis syndrome is a disease spread from a tick bite. The resulting paralysis is ascending (starting in the lower body and moving up) and is similar to that seen in Guillain-Barre syndrome and opposite that seen in botulism and paralytic shellfish poisoning (descending). For more information see our page on Tick paralysis.

Periodic Paralysis Syndrome

Periodic paralysis is a rare inherited condition that causes occasional episodes of severe muscle weakness. The two most common types of periodic paralysis are hypokalemic and hyperkalemic.

Sleep Paralysis Syndrome

Sleep Paralysis Syndrome is another name for Sleep Paralysis. Sleep paralysis is a term either used to describe the normal paralysis of the body that occurs during REM sleep, or the disorder in which awareness is maintained when the body becomes paralyzed when entering sleep (known as hypnogogic paralysis) or remains inappropriately paralyzed when awakening (known as hypnopompic paralysis).



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