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Facial numbness on one side and Neck stiffness
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Results: 104 causes of Facial numbness on one side OR Neck stiffness

    1. Acanthamoeba infection
     Infection with a microscopic, free-living ameba that is readily found in the environment - soil, air and water. Most people exposed to the ameba will not become infected but when infections do occur, they tend to affect the eyes, central nervous system or...more »
    2. Acanthamoeba infection of the central nervous system
     Infection by an amoebic organism called Acanthamoeba. Infection usually occurs when the amoeba enters through a break in the skin or through the nose. Infection can be localized or systemic where it can involve the central nervous system and cause potenti...more »
    3. Acoustic neuroma
     A benign tumor of the 8th cranial nerve which lies in the tube connecting the inner ear to the brain....more »
    4. Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis
     A rare neurological disorder where an inflammation of the brain and spinal cord occurs due to damage to the protective covering (myelin sheath) around the nerves....more »
    5. Acute headache
     Headache, or cephalgia, is defined as diffuse pain in various parts of the head, with the pain not confined to the area of distribution of a nerve....more »
    6. Acute idiopathic polyneuritis
     A rare progressive form of ascending polyneuropathy believed to be an autoimmune response....more »
    7. Acute meningitis
     Acute meningitis is an inflammation of the brain that presents in an acute fashion. The inflammation may be the result of infective agents such as bacteria, viruses and fungi as well as non-infective agents such as certain drugs. Acute forms of meningitis...more »
    8. Angiostrongyliasis
     Infection by a parasitic worm (Angiostrongylus). Infection can occur through eating contaminated raw animals such as snails, slugs, prawns or crabs which act as hosts to these parasites....more »
    9. Ankylosing spondylarthritis
     Inflammation of one or more spine joints. The spine becomes progressively painful and stiff and the spine joints may eventually fuse and cause disability. The condition may vary from mild to severe. Inflammation can affect other joints and tissues....more »
    10. Arbovirosis
     An infectious disease caused by an arbovirus. The virus is transmitted by arthropods such as insects and ticks. Examples of arboviruses include Yellow Fever, Japanese encephalitis and tick-borne encephalitis. The symptoms may vary depending on the type of...more »
    11. Atlanto-Axial Fusion
     A congenital anomaly where the first neck vertebrae is fused to the skull....more »
    12. Austrian syndrome
     A condition where alcoholism is associated with heart failure and pneumococcal meningitis....more »
    13. Bartschi-Rochaix syndrome
     A range of symptoms caused by compression of the cerebral artery....more »
    14. Basilar impression primary
     A congenital bone abnormality where the skull and vertebrae meet which can compress some of the brain structures and result in neurological abnormalities. The defect is often associated with other vertebral abnormalities. In severe cases, the cerebrospina...more »
    15. Behcet's Disease
     Recurring inflammation of small blood vessels affecting various areas....more »
    16. Bell's Palsy
     A usually temporary facial nerve disorder where a part or all of the face becomes suddenly paralysed....more »
    17. Borreliosis
     An infectious bacterial disorder that is transmitted by ticks and causes skin rashes joint swelling and other symptoms similar to the flu....more »
    18. Brain abscess
     Pus accumulating into an abscess on the brain...more »
    19. Brain infection
     Infection of the brain including encephalitis...more »
    20. California encephalitis
     An uncommon mosquito born virus (California encephalitis virus) which can cause brain inflammation in humans. The severity of symptoms is variable. The incubation period can last from a few days to a week. Infants and children tend to be more severely aff...more »
    21. Cancer
     Abnormal overgrowth of body cells....more »
    22. Central nervous system infections
    23. Cerebral Aneurysm
     Dangerous swelling of a brain blood vessel that may rupture....more »
    24. Cerebral abscess
     An abscess that forms in the part of the brain called the cerebrum. The abscess may result from other infections such as ear infections, dental abscess and lung infections. The prognosis is determined by the size and exact location of the abscess....more »
    25. Cervical Spondylosis
     Condition where bony changes within the cervical spine causes spinal cord compression with associated neck pain; usually seen in patients over 40 years of age....more »
    26. Chemical meningitis
     Symptomatic aseptic, chemical meningitis is a rare complication of myelography. A number of these cases have a history of one or more episodes of chemical meningitis preceding their arachnoiditis....more »
    27. Chemical poisoning -- Strychnine
     Strychnine is used as a rodenticide. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure....more »
    28. Congenital torticollis
     A rare condition characterized by a twisted neck at birth....more »
    29. Cryptococcal Meningitis
     Cryptococcal meningitis is an infection of the meninges (the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord), caused by the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans....more »
    30. Diabetes
     Failing or reduced ability of the body to handle sugars....more »
    31. Disc Disorders
     Disorders that affect the discs of the spine...more »
    32. Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy, X-linked
     A muscle wasting disorder mainly involving the muscles in the arms, legs, face, neck, spine and heart. Symptoms generally only occur in males but female carriers may have some symptoms....more »
    33. Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy, dominant type
     A rare disorder characterized by slowly-progressing weakness and wasting of skeletal and heart muscles. The dominant form of the disease is associated with greater variability of symptoms....more »
    34. Encephalitis
     Dangerous infection of the brain...more »
    35. Encephalomyelitis
     Inflammation of the brain and spinal cord....more »
    36. Erythema chronicum migrans
     The first stage of Lyme disease which is transmitted by the bite of the Ixodid tick. The first stage involves a skin rash with systemic symptoms also often occurring....more »
    37. Felty Syndrome
     A rare complication of long-term rheumatoid arthritis which involves an enlarged spleen and blood abnormalities....more »
    38. Flu
     Very common viral respiratory infection....more »
    39. Fothergill disease
     Episodes of severe facial pain that lasts from seconds to minutes and involves the trigeminal nerve....more »
    40. Fungal meningitis
     Fungal meningitis is an infection that causes swelling and irritation of the tissue around the brain and spinal cord. It usually strikes people whose weakened immune systems can't fight off infection. The disease is not common. but it can be very serious....more »
    41. Granulomatous amebic encephalitis
     Brain/CNS infection from Acanthamoeba bacteria...more »
    42. Granulomatous amoebic encephalitis
     A rare opportunistic brain infection caused by certain amoeba - Acanthamoeba or Balamuthia amoebae. The amoeba generally only causes encephalitis in people who are immunocompromised or have a chronic disease such as diabetes. The amoeba initially cause pn...more »
    43. Guillain-Barre Syndrome
     A rare progressive form of ascending polyneuropathy believed to be an autoimmune response....more »
    44. HHV-6 encephalitis
     A rare condition that usually occurs in immunocompromised people such as those undergoing transplants or HIV patients. The condition causes neurological symptoms....more »
    45. Hemophilus influenzae B
     Bacterial respiratory infection with dangerous complications....more »
    46. Hemorrhage
     Bleeding of any type (especially when referring to severe bleeding)...more »
    47. Huntington's Disease
     Inherited disease causing progressive mental deterioration....more »
    48. Hysteria
     Psychological disorder causing physical symptoms...more »
    49. Injury
     Any damage inflicted in the body...more »
    50. Intracranial Hemorrhages
     Bleeding inside the skull. The condition is a medical emergency and the greater the bleeding, the more severe the condition....more »
    51. Listeriosis
     Bacterial food poisoning...more »
    52. Lyme disease
     Lyme disease is an emerging infectious disease caused by at least three species of bacteria belonging to the genus Borrelia....more »
    53. Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis
     Rodent-borne viral disease often causing meningitis or encephalitis...more »
    54. Lysteria monocytoigeneses meningitis
     A very rare form of meningitis (bacterial infection of the brain membrane or meninges) caused by Listeria monocytogenes. The condition is more common in the elderly and those with poor immune system and death is common....more »
    55. Melioidosis
     Bacterial infection from soil or water....more »
    56. Meningitis
     Dangerous infection of the membranes surrounding the brain....more »
    57. Meningitis-like neck stiffness
     Also known as neck rigidity....more »
    58. Meningococcal A
     Meningococcal meningitis is an infection that causes inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. Meningococcal meningitis A is caused by meningococcus A which is mostly common in hyperendemic areas in Africa known as the meningitis b...more »
    59. Meningococcal B
     Meningococcal meningitis B is an infection that causes inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord....more »
    60. Meningococcal C
     Meningitis C is a strain of meningococcal meningitis, a bacterial infection of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord....more »
    61. Meningococcal disease
     Dangerous bacterial infection causing meningitis or bacteremia....more »
    62. Meningococcal infection
     A rare infectious disease caused by a bacterium called Neisseria meningitides....more »
    63. Multiple Myeloma
     A rare malignant cancer that occurs in the bone marrow. More common in skull, spine, rib cage, pelvis and legs....more »
    64. Naegleria
     Rare bacterial infection from contaminated water...more »
    65. Neck injury
     Any injury that occurs to the neck...more »
    66. Neck muscle strain
     Damage to the neck muscle due to over-stretching of the muscle tissue. The damage involves tearing the muscle tissue. Small blood vessels may also be damaged which can cause bruising. The symptoms may vary from mild to severe depending on the severity of ...more »
    67. Neonatal bacterial meningitis
     Bacterial meningitis that occurs in an infant under 3 months of age. Bacterial meningitis is a bacterial brain infection....more »
    68. Neurosyphilis -- tabes dorsalis
     A complication of untreated syphilis where the infection invades the spinal cord and progressively impairs muscle function and nerve damage may also occur. This form of the condition is progressive and life-threatening....more »
    69. Osteoarthritis
     Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition characterised by mechanical disrturbances due to degradation of joints. It is the most common form of arthritis, and the leading cause of chronic disability....more »
    70. Pneumococcal meningitis
     Pneumococcal meningitis is an inflammation or infection of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae (also called pneumococcus)....more »
    71. Polio
     Dangerous virus now rare due to vaccination....more »
    72. Primary amebic meningoencephalitis
     A relatively rare but serious infectious disease caused by Naegleria fowleri which is a type of free-living amoeba that can be found in warm fresh water and damp soil. The incubation period is from a few days to a week....more »
    73. Psittacosis
     An infectious disease caused by Chlamydia psittaci and transmitted mainly by infected birds but also by some mammals....more »
    74. Retropharyngeal abscess
     An abscess (pus-filled cavity) in the back of the throat. Prompt treatment is needed to avoid obstruction of airways and other complications including death....more »
    75. SAPHO syndrome
     A rare disorder involving skin (acne, pustulosis), bone (hyperostosis, osteitis) and joint problems....more »
    76. Sandfly fever
     Viral infection from sandfly bites...more »
    77. Selected Encephalitides
     Selected conditions which cause inflammation of the brain...more »
    78. Simian B virus infection
     A type of herpesvirus which occurs in monkeys but can be transmitted to humans through bites or through contact with infected monkey tissue as in a laboratory situation. The virus infects the brain (encephalitis) and the surrounding membrane (meningitis)....more »
    79. Spasmodic Torticollis
     It is a chronic neurological movement disorder causing the neck to involuntarily turn to the left, right, upwards, and/or downwards. The condition is also referred to as "cervical dystonia". Both agonist and antagonist muscle contract simultaneously durin...more »
    80. Spinal conditions
     Any condition that affects the spine...more »
    81. Spondylarthropathy
     Refers to a family of related inflammatory disorders that affect the sacroiliac joints, the spine and, less commonly, peripheral joints....more »
    82. Spondylosis
     Spinal degeneration of the discs or spinal joints...more »
    83. Stroke
     Serious brain event from bleeding or blood clots....more »
    84. Subarachnoid haemorrhage
     A condition which is characterized by haemorrhage of blood into the subarachnoid space...more »
    85. Subarachnoid hemorrhage
     Brain bleeding in the subarachnoid area...more »
    86. Syphilis -- Teratogenic Agent
     There is strong evidence to indicate that the development of Syphilis during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the stage...more »
    87. Syphilitic aseptic meningitis
     A chronic syphilis infection which affects the nervous system....more »
    88. Syringomyelia, cervical lesion
     A slowly-progressing neurological disorder characterized by a fulid-filled cavity in the spinal cord in the neck region....more »
    89. Systemic Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
     Onset of JRA with fevers and systemic symptoms...more »
    90. Temporal arteritis
     Inflamed head artery causing headache....more »
    91. Tetanus
     A disease caused by chemicals which are produced by a bacterium (clostridium tetani) and are toxic to the nerves. The infection usually occurs when the bacteria enter the body through a deep wound - these bacteria are anaerobic and hence don't need oxygen...more »
    92. Tick-borne encephalitis
     A viral infection (flavivirdae) of the central nervous system which is transmitted by ticks. Ticks usually feed on small rodents who are the main carriers of the virus. Transmission may also occur through the consumption of untreated milk. The incubation ...more »
    93. Togaviridae disease
     Infection with any of a number of togaviridae viruses which can caused conditions such as Equine encephalitis, Ross River virus and Rubella virus. Symptoms are determined by the type of virus involved. Togaviridae are arboviruses and are transmitted by ar...more »
    94. Torticollis
     Twisted neck...more »
    95. Tuberculous meningitis
     Tuberculous meningitis is an infection of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord caused by Koch's bacillus....more »
    96. Typhus
     A general name for various arthropod-borne rickettsial infections...more »
    97. Viral meningitis
     Viral meningitis refers to meningitis caused by a viral infection...more »
    98. Waterhouse-Friederichsen syndrome
     A rare syndrome that occurs as complication of septicemia (often due to meningococcal or pneumococcal infection) and involves blood coagulation in blood vessels, adrenal gland hemorrhages and ultimately kidney failure....more »
    99. Weil's syndrome
     Severe form of Leptospirosis...more »
    100. West Nile fever
     Mosquito-borne infectious virus....more »
    101. West nile encephalitis
     A virus that is of the Flavivirus genus that causes the condition West Nile encephalitis...more »
    102. Western equine encephalitis
     An infectious disease caused by an arbovirus (Alphavirus - Togaviraidae) and transmitted by infected mosquitoes. The infection primarily attacks that central nervous system and severity can range from asymptomatic to severe complications and even death in...more »
    103. Western/Eastern/California encephalitis
     A mosquito born virus transmitted to humans and sometimes horses....more »
    104. Whiplash
     Neck injury often from a car accident....more »

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