areflexia

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Noun1.areflexia - absence of a reflexareflexia - absence of a reflex; a sign of possible nerve damage
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
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a·re·flex·i·a

n. arreflexia, ausencia de reflejos.
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Instead, limbs may be flaccid and areflexic as was the case in our patient.
It is a symmetrical, predominantly motor, flaccid and areflexic paralysis with a clinical progression of the disease usually for a period of 4 weeks.
(4) One-quarter of patients enter the third stage of illness marked by akinetic mutism, hypotonic areflexic paresis, central pyrexia, and eventual death.
The association between hyperthyroidism and acute flaccid areflexic neuropathy receives little credence in the following well-known clinical textbooks: Dyck and Thomas' Peripheral Neuropathy [7] comments on its uncertain association and the difficulty to distinguish it from acute idiopathic polyneuritis; Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice [8] refers to its association as fortuitous; and Williams's Textbook of Endocrinology [9] and Harrison's Internal Medicine [10] do not even mention the association.
Urodynamic findings were classified as: neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO), areflexic bladder (AB), and neurogenic detrusor-sphincter discoordination (NDSD).
She was areflexic and had down going plantar reflexes but sensation in all limbs was intact.Laboratory examination showed bicytopaenia (haemoglobin of 9.5 g/dL and platelet count of 50 x 109 cells/L).
As par few literatures, long term use of chloroquine in arthritis patients may cause areflexic weakness.
These neuropathies manifested as acute to subacute onset, ascending, areflexic paralysis, with some having sensory and cranial nerve involvement.
At the time of discharge, the patient was at an RLAS level of VIII (comprehensive neuropsychological assessment revealed mild persistent deficits in executive functioning); had a FIM score of 61; had L1 AIS B paraplegia (intact light touch and pinprick in the L1 dermatome, but reduced below the level of injury) with lower motor neuron areflexic bladder and bowel function; demonstrated good strength (3/5 by manual muscle testing) across the left shoulder, elbow, and wrist with trace strength of the hand; and had an 8-10 h out-of-bed and sitting-time tolerance.
In 1986 Feasby et al described an acute areflexic polyneuropathy clinically similar to typical GBS but characterized pathologically by widespread and severe axonal degeneration20.
Classical Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) typically presents as a subacutely evolving areflexic paralysis and the diagnosis is based on a combination of clinical and laboratory features.
All of the 4 patients with weakness had areflexic quadriplegia; 1 required ventilatory support.