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349 Possible Causes for Difficulty Climbing Stairs, Scoliosis

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    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] What's New in the Management of Neuromuscular Scoliosis. J Pediatr Orthop . 2016 Sep. 36 (6):627-33. [Medline] .[emedicine.medscape.com] climbing stairs and walking.[rarediseases.org]

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    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] One of them showed severe scoliosis. After hospitalization chest CT scan revealed extensive pulmonary bilateral segmental atelectasis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This muscle weakness causes a waddling gait and difficulty climbing stairs.[genome.gov]

  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    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] This case series highlights important surgical strategies that can be utilized to treat scoliosis in patients with SMA.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Difficulty with more complex motor skills - eg, climbing stairs. May have gastrocnemius pseudohypertrophy. Chewing and swallowing may be affected later.[patient.info]

  • 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] Case , The prevalence and impact of scoliosis in Pompe disease: Lessons learned from the Pompe Registry , Molecular Genetics and Metabolism , 104 , 4 , (574) , (2011) .[dx.doi.org] ., The prevalence and impact of scoliosis in Pompe disease: lessons learned from the Pompe Registry. Mol Genet Metab, 2011. 104(4): p. 574-82.[rarediseases.org]

  • Mucolipidosis

    Bone manifestations of ML II include hip dysplasia, scoliosis, rickets and osteogenesis imperfecta.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The clinical symptoms include progressive joint stiffness, short stature, and scoliosis.[journals.plos.org] This is often referred to as kyphosis, gibbus, or scoliosis, depending on where the curve is occurring.[ismrd.org]

  • Poliomyelitis

    Owing to unequal muscle tension joints can become distorted, scoliosis and other deformations.[paravan.de] In older children, scoliosis develops gradually and typically involves the lumbar region.[emedicine.medscape.com] This patient, photographed in Africa, has kyphosis and scoliosis; spinal deformities caused by the virus.[clinicaladvisor.com]

  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 3

    They may have difficulties with climbing stairs, keeping up with peers during play or getting up from a bent over position.[columbiasma.org] Carmell mom to Kara, idiopathic scoliosis, Blake 19, GERD and Braydon 14, VACTERL, GERD, DGE, VEPTR #137, thoracic insufficiency, rib anomalies, congenital scoliosis, missing[scoliosis.org] Difficulties walking, running, and climbing stairs are common. Finger trembling and scoliosis are also frequent.[link.springer.com]

  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy

    As the condition progresses, muscle weakness leads to functional difficulties (difficulty climbing stairs or rising from a chair).[orpha.net] Progressive scoliosis and contracture formation may require surgical intervention.[emedicine.medscape.com] Abstract: Case report regarding a 23 year old gentleman, presented with difficulty climbing stairs, changes in posture and toe walking.[um.edu.mt]

  • Adult Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    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] Corrective straps stretch feet, knees & hips and reduce asymmetry and tilting of the pelvis which can lead to scoliosis.[daneverard.co.uk] Difficulty with more complex motor skills - eg, climbing stairs. May have gastrocnemius pseudohypertrophy. Chewing and swallowing may be affected later.[patient.info]

  • Spinal Stenosis

    […] an “S” or “C” may be scoliosis, a … September is World Alzheimer’s Month September is World Alzheimer’s Month.[centerforneuroandspine.com] The curvature of the spine in this form of scoliosis is often relatively minor.[aans.org] It is estimated that approximately 45 million Americans complain of headaches each year, which comes … Scoliosis Screening Information An abnormal curve of the spine, resembling[centerforneuroandspine.com]

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