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92 Possible Causes for Bilateral Arm Weakness, Myopathy, Shoulder Pain

  • Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

    Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) is a rare condition, which may mimic myopathy.[] Electromyography results were consistent with moderate myopathy accompanied with a pattern suggestive of Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome.[] EMG helps to differentiate LEMS from other causes of cancer-associated weakness, such as myopathy and polyneuropathy.[]

  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica

    Shoulder, hip, neck and upper arm pain associated with PMR is usually bilateral and symmetrical.[] pain (0.18 (0.06-0.29)) or stiffness (0.19 (0.08-0.31)) and shoulder pain (0.18 (0.05-0.31)), stiffness (0.10 (0.01-0.20)) and difficulty raising arms above one's head (0.19[] METHODS: We studied 60 patients who had undergone 18 F-FDG PET/CT scans for workup of suspected PMR, arthritis, enthesitis, or myopathy.[]

  • Brachial Plexus Neuritis

    weakness.[] Acute brachial plexus neuritis is an uncommon disorder characterized by severe shoulder and upper arm pain followed by marked upper arm weakness.[] Rule out Orthopedic disorders: Rotator cuff injury; Shoulder joint contractures; Hip disease Mononeuropathies: Axillary, Suprascapular, Dorsal scapular, Spinal accessory Myopathy[]

  • Glycogen Storage Disease Type 2

    […] calf hypertrophy Tendon reflexes: Reduced in proportion to weakness Cardiac: Usually normal Other Skeletal Spine: Disease onset 21 years Lordosis (50%) Scoliosis (10%) Back pain[] At late-onset, the spectrum of vacuolar myopathy is more divergent, ranging from almost normal to severe.[] Patients at the other end of the spectrum present in the third to seventh decade, usually with a slowly progressive proximal myopathy.[]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    Here, we report a patient who presented with progressive left arm weakness and was found to have bilateral MRI plexus abnormalities.[] A regular stretching program, combined with the use of shoulder approximation sleeves, can help prevent shoulder pain.[] Mutations in the valosin-containing protein (VCP) gene were first found to cause inclusion- body myopathy with early-onset Paget disease and frontotemporal dementia (IBMPFD[]

  • Temporal Arteritis

    […] upper arm tenderness Jones and Hazleman 13 All of the following: Shoulder and pelvic girdle muscle pain without weakness Morning stiffness Symptom duration of more than two[] Polymyalgia rheumatica is an infrequently occurring, inflammatory condition that causes pain or aching in the large muscle groups, especially around the shoulders and hips[] Rheumatoid arthritis Fibromyalgia Statin therapy myopathy Osteoarthritis Other vasculitic disease Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (formerly Wegener granulomatosis) Eosinophilic[]

  • Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy

    The patient had moderate facial weakness and marked winging and high-riding of the scapulae with prominent pectoral and proximal arm muscle atrophy and weakness.[] We describe a case in a high school throwing athlete that presented as shoulder pain with throwing a baseball.[] OBJECTIVES: To report cases of chronic autoimmune necrotizing myopathy with anti-signal recognition particle antibodies (anti-SRP myopathy) initially misdiagnosed as muscular[]

  • Tropical Myositis

    She was unable to stand from sitting without using her arms and had bilateral foot drop, but toe extension was preserved ( Box 1 ).[] She was admitted to our hospital because the chronic right shoulder pain worsened suddenly.[] […] the description of novel mutations in patients with neuromuscular diseases and the application of new technologies to explore the pathogenesis and treatment of congenital myopathies[]

  • Dermatomyositis

    Neurological examination revealed bilateral symmetric muscle weakness affecting the shoulders and hip girdle muscles, with strength assessed at 3 of 5 bilaterally.[] Muscle pain is less frequent; when muscle pain does occur, it commonly involves pain in the muscles of the shoulder and hip.[] Classification of the Autoimmune Myopathies. View Table Favorite Table Download (.pdf) Table 27–1. Classification of the Autoimmune Myopathies.[]

  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

    […] symptoms Weakness: Proximal Serum CK: High but lower than average Pain syndrome Onset: Distal leg (calf) painful swelling without weakness or atrophy Unilateral or Bilateral[] Palpitations or passing-out spells Shoulder weakness Weakness of the muscles in the face (later in the disease) Weakness in the muscles of the lower legs, feet, lower arms[] For this reason our finding extends the histological spectrum of myopathies due to ANO5 mutations as well as the possible differential diagnoses for necrotizing myopathy.[]

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