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472 Possible Causes for Difficulty Climbing Stairs, Muscle Weakness

  • Dermatomyositis

    Initially, dermatomyositis (DM) was considered because of the erythema, polyarthritis, and muscle weakness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Muscle weakness Muscle pain or tenderness Difficulty climbing stairs, getting into a car, or getting up out of a chair A reddish-purple skin rash on the face, knuckles, neck[childrens.com] This patient was diagnosed with dermatomyositis due to the presence of proximal muscle weakness with abnormal electromyography and magnetic resonance imaging findings; skin[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    This leads to damaged muscle fibres and to muscle weakness. Depending on the exact type of faulty gene and faulty protein, different types of muscle weakness result.[patient.info] Symptoms may include: Progressive muscle weakness and wasting (atrophy) Waddling way of walking Difficulty climbing stairs Difficulty rising from lying or sitting Repeated[cedars-sinai.edu] climbing stairs and walking.[rarediseases.org]

  • Polymyositis

    Polymyositis is an idiopathic inflammatory myopathy of unknown aetiology that affect skeletal muscles causing symmetrical, proximal muscle weakness, and also other internal[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Progressive muscle weakness starts in the proximal muscles (muscles closest to the trunk of the body) which eventually leads to difficulties climbing stairs, rising from a[ninds.nih.gov] climbing stairs, getting up from a chair, or lifting above the shoulder Joint pain or muscle tenderness Difficulty swallowing Shortness of breath Fatigue General malaise[tuh.templehealth.org]

  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

    Progressive proximal muscle weakness began again at age 8 years. Serum CK was 14,910 IU/L. She was wheelchair-bound by age 12.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] climbing stairs or getting up from chairs.[sharecare.com] climbing stairs and walking.[rarediseases.org]

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    Generally, proximal muscle weakness is noticed earlier followed by distal muscle weakness.[symptoma.com] climbing stairs, hopping, or jumping decreased motor skills Physical exam Evaluation Differential Diagnosis Similar traits to Duchenne's Distinguishing traits from Duchenne's[orthobullets.com] This muscle weakness causes a waddling gait and difficulty climbing stairs.[genome.gov]

  • Glycogen Storage Disease Type 2

    climbing stairs Frequent falls Scapular winging Respiratory Frequent infections Respiratory insufficiency Cardio-respiratory failure (death) Respiratory failure/insufficiency[cuh.nhs.uk] Dyspnea secondary to diaphragm or respiratory muscle weakness may also be observed.[symptoma.com] Infants with this disorder typically experience muscle weakness (myopathy), poor muscle tone (hypotonia), an enlarged liver (hepatomegaly), and heart defects.[ghr.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Childhood Dermatomyositis

    In a second flare in childhood, she developed proximal muscle weakness and calcinosis cutis. A muscle biopsy was consistent with juvenile dermatomyositis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A child with JM has great difficulty climbing stairs and just getting up from a sitting position. Walking and running become very challenging and exhausting.[curejm.org] This causes difficulty in climbing stairs, getting into cars, getting up from a chair or off the floor, or brushing hair.[rheumatology.org]

  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica

    There is no true muscle weakness nor evidence of muscle disease on electromyography (EMG) or on biopsy.[healthcentral.com] Often, patients cannot get out of bed without help and notice difficulty climbing stairs.[netdoctor.co.uk] Snapshot A 60-year-old woman presents to her physician's office for headache and muscle weakness.[step2.medbullets.com]

  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    We report the case of a male who presented in infancy with motor delay and muscle weakness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms may include: Difficulty rising from a seated position Trouble climbing stairs Trembling hands The onset of spinal muscular atrophy Type 4 often does not occur until[cedars-sinai.edu] Difficulty with more complex motor skills - eg, climbing stairs. May have gastrocnemius pseudohypertrophy. Chewing and swallowing may be affected later.[patient.info]

  • Diabetic Amyotrophy

    A 56 year-old man with diabetes mellitus and pain, muscle weakness and wasting in both thighs, of three months duration, had a diagnosis of diabetic amyotrophy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A steady decline led to mobilisation with a Zimmer frame and great difficulty climbing stairs.[pmj.bmj.com] climbing stairs.[e-arm.org]

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