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968 Possible Causes for Difficulty Climbing Stairs, Percussion Myotonia, Thickening of the Skull

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    Myotonia (prolonged muscle contraction) occurs spontaneously or is elicited by voluntary activity or by mild stimulation, such as tapping on a muscle (percussion myotonia)[neuropathology-web.org] 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] […] typically elicited by percussion of the thenar eminence with a tendon hammer—‘percussion myotonia’.[doi.org]

    Missing: Thickening of the Skull
  • Myotonic Dystrophy

    Percussion myotonia or myotonia of grasp or both is usually present if looked for.[pediatrics.aappublications.org] […] raising the head when lying down difficulty holding an object firmly a shuffling gait difficulty climbing stairs or rising from a seated position Media Dr.[muscle.ca] In contrast to other conditions, in DM1 there are often associated calvarial abnormalities with thickening of the skull due to a generalized hyperostotic potential.[ajnr.org]

  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 1E

    Myotonia (prolonged muscle contraction) occurs spontaneously or is elicited by voluntary activity or by mild stimulation, such as tapping on a muscle (percussion myotonia)[neuropathology-web.org] LGMD1 patients may need to use walking aids, can have difficulties climbing stairs and lose the ability to walk.[mdfgauteng.org] Symptoms that might be noticed first include frequent falls and difficulty climbing stairs, running and rising from the floor.[mda.org.au]

    Missing: Thickening of the Skull
  • Spinal Stenosis

    Paget' s disease : also known as osteitis deformans, a bone disease in which normal bone is destroyed and then replaced with thickened, weaker, softer bone.[mayfieldclinic.com] Most often effects the pelvis, thoracic and lumbar spine, skull, femur, tibia, fibula, and clavicles. radiculopathy : refers to any disease affecting the spinal nerve roots[mayfieldclinic.com]

    Missing: Percussion Myotonia
  • Generalized Myotonia of Thomsen

    On examination he showed percussion myotonia. There was no grip myotonia or eyelid myotonia. Nerve conduction studies were normal.[jnnp.bmj.com] Patients as well experience difficulties when climbing to stairs.[myotonia.com.hr] Secondary outcomes: (1) clinical relaxation time; (2) electromyographic relaxation time; (3) stair test; (4) presence of percussion myotonia; and (5) adverse events.[cochrane.org]

    Missing: Thickening of the Skull
  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

    Patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1 may present subtle myotonia and it may be necessary to search for tenar muscle percussion myotonia 15.[doi.org] climbing stairs or getting up from chairs.[sharecare.com] Examples of this include trouble standing from a sitting position without using the arms, or difficulty climbing stairs.[nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Thickening of the Skull
  • Paramyotonia Congenita

    They experience neither grip nor percussion myotonia during warm weather, whereas myotonia is provoked by cold. Her younger son has no symptoms.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Diffuse inter-episode weakness, mainly in the proximal muscles, invariably developed around the fourth to fifth decade and was slowly progressive, with difficulty in climbing[doi.org] Also of diagnostic importance are the myotonic reactions inducible at room temperature, such as percussion myotonia, active myotonia and paradoxical myotonia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Thickening of the Skull
  • Steroid Myopathy

    Myotonia can be elicited by percussion, occurs by impaired relaxation of muscle due to repetitive depolarization of the muscle.[frontiersin.org] Her headaches are gone, but she has difficulty climbing stairs and getting up form a chair.Her blood pressure is 120/70mm Hg, pulse 82/min and respiration are 12/min.Physical[forums.studentdoctor.net] As with patients with chronic steroid-induced myopathy, patients with these diseases have difficulty rising from chairs and climbing stairs.[livestrong.com]

    Missing: Thickening of the Skull
  • Mucolipidosis

    : calvarial thickening, premature suture closure, shallow orbits, abnormal tooth spacing, J-shaped sella Spine: anterior hypoplasia of lumber vertebrae, kyphosis Long bones[ismrd.org] […] wings, shallow acetabular fossa Erosion of the femoral heads Valgus deformity of femoral neck Underdevelopment of posterior elements of dorsal spine Dysostosis multiplex Skull[ismrd.org]

    Missing: Percussion Myotonia
  • Arthritis

    Among adults with arthritis, six million are limited in social activities, eight million have difficulty climbing stairs, and 11 million have difficulty walking short distances[arthritis.about.com] […] with movement in general and doing any of the follow activities: Walking Climbing stairs Lifting objects Grasping or holding objects Doing intricate, detailed work, such[draxe.com] […] others, including those located in: ( 16 ) The lower back Hips Knees Feet Neck Fingers Thumb base If you suffer with osteoarthritis in one of these places, you may have difficulty[draxe.com]

    Missing: Percussion Myotonia Thickening of the Skull

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