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19 Possible Causes for Claw Hand Deformity, Lead Poisoning, Thenar Muscle Atrophy

  • Mild Mononeuropathy of the Median Nerve

    These deformities are a result of progressive weakness and atrophy of intrinsic foot muscles. A similar claw-like deformity may be observed in the hand.[clevelandclinicmeded.com] […] such as lead or mercury, and chemotherapeutic agents such as vincristine.[medbroadcast.com] Thenar muscle atrophy (chronic injury) Recurrent branch of median nerve : Innervates muscles of the thenar eminence Damaged with lacerations of the radial-sided wrist and[amboss.com]

  • Mononeuritis

    These deformities are a result of progressive weakness and atrophy of intrinsic foot muscles. A similar claw-like deformity may be observed in the hand.[clevelandclinicmeded.com] Guillain-Barré syndrome, chronic inflammatory polyradiculoneuropathy Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy Diabetes mellitus Others-e.g. acute intermittent porphyria, lead[lifeinthefastlane.com] Impairment of sensation in the distribution of the median nerve and thenar muscle atrophy may occur.[icd9data.com]

  • Peripheral Motor Neuropathy

    If weakness begins in childhood, there will often be deformities of the feet, hands and spine such as claw feet, high arches or hammer toes.[precisionhealth.com.au] Guillain-Barré syndrome, chronic inflammatory polyradiculoneuropathy Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy Diabetes mellitus Others-e.g. acute intermittent porphyria, lead[lifeinthefastlane.com] […] and weakness of the thenar muscle group.[clevelandclinicmeded.com]

  • Polyneuropathy

    These deformities are a result of progressive weakness and atrophy of intrinsic foot muscles. A similar claw-like deformity may be observed in the hand.[clevelandclinicmeded.com] Others causes include: Heavy metal poisoning - eg, lead, mercury.[patient.info] […] and weakness of the thenar muscle group.[clevelandclinicmeded.com]

  • Autosomal Dominant Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy

    :  Claw hand  Foot drop and pes cavus deformity  Deep tender reflexes – absent  Fine touch sensation diminished at lower extremity. 3.[slideshare.net] […] hereditary neuropathies are certainly not uncommon despite more prevalent causes of chronic peripheral neuropathy in India like leprosy, nutritional deficiency, diabetes, lead-poisoning[e-ijd.org] […] and weakness of the thenar muscle group.[clevelandclinicmeded.com]

  • Arsenic-Induced Polyneuropathy

    These deformities are a result of progressive weakness and atrophy of intrinsic foot muscles. A similar claw-like deformity may be observed in the hand.[clevelandclinicmeded.com] Lead Poisoning. (accessed October 26, 2008). (9) Tomaszewski, A.; Busselberg, D.[faculty.virginia.edu] LEAD POISONING Lead production workers, battery plant workers, welders and solders may be overexposed to lead if proper precautions are not taken.[rarediseases.org]

  • Neuropathy

    If weakness begins in childhood, there will often be deformities of the feet, hands and spine such as claw feet, high arches or hammer toes.[precisionhealth.com.au] poisoning An underactive thyroid Nerve damage can mask important warning signs in your body, such as chest pain ( angina ) or signs of low blood sugar.[rush.edu] […] and weakness of the thenar muscle group.[clevelandclinicmeded.com]

  • Toxic Polyneuropathy

    These deformities are a result of progressive weakness and atrophy of intrinsic foot muscles. A similar claw-like deformity may be observed in the hand.[clevelandclinicmeded.com] Lead Poisoning. (accessed October 26, 2008). (9) Tomaszewski, A.; Busselberg, D.[faculty.virginia.edu] […] intubate • Dysautonomia - need to give ANS support, prevent arrhythmia • Plasma exchange, IV Ig - can shorten course Causes of toxic neuropathy Heavy metals - most commonly lead[quizlet.com]

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

    May be iatrogenic following humeral fracture treatment. [ 2 ] Claw hand deformity may be seen if there is complete paralysis in the fourth and fifth fingers with wasting and[patient.info] Segmental demyelination , originally described in experimental lead poisoning, is characterized by breakdown and loss of myelin over a few segments.[neuropathology-web.org] […] and weakness of the thenar muscle group.[clevelandclinicmeded.com]

  • Peripheral Sensory Neuropathy

    These deformities are a result of progressive weakness and atrophy of intrinsic foot muscles. A similar claw-like deformity may be observed in the hand.[clevelandclinicmeded.com] Guillain-Barré syndrome, chronic inflammatory polyradiculoneuropathy Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy Diabetes mellitus Others-e.g. acute intermittent porphyria, lead[lifeinthefastlane.com] Segmental demyelination , originally described in experimental lead poisoning, is characterized by breakdown and loss of myelin over a few segments.[neuropathology-web.org]