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descending paralysis

NEUROLOGY

Definition Descending paralysis refers to acute diffuse weakness and paralysis which begins in the bulbar region (upper extremities) and progresses distally.

Differential diagnosis Miller Fisher syndrome (a variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome), botulism 

Synonym Top-to-bottom paralysis  

Reference http://www.emed-journal.com/fileadmin/qhi_archive/ArticlePDF/EM/044060004.pdf

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