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43 Possible Causes for Electromyogram Abnormal, Gowers Sign, No Muscle Weakness

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    It causes progressive weakness in muscles of the face, arms, legs, and around the shoulders and chest.[] ’s sign of proximal muscle weakness 1.[] From Wikidata Jump to navigation Jump to search myopathy characterized by progressive skeletal muscle weakness degeneration edit English muscular dystrophy myopathy characterized[]

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    Muscle weakness Other names Myasthenia Specialty Neurology Muscle weakness is a lack of muscle strength.[] She exhibited Gowers' sign, calf muscle hypertrophy, and a high serum creatine kinase level at 2 years.[] A physical examination revealed proximal muscle weakness, calf hypertrophy, deep tendon hyporflexia and a positive Gower's sign.[]

  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy

    […] changes in the structure of the muscle cells Tests that stain the muscle sample can be used to visualize any muscle proteins present Electromyogram (EMG): Another diagnostic[] Later symptoms Muscle weakness: Affects the proximal muscles of the limbs mainly.[] From age 27 years, he developed proximal muscle weakness predominantly of the lower limbs, a positive Gower sign, and a waddling gait.[]

  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

    However, most patients in the current family showed distal as well as proximal limb weakness rather than weakness of toe and finger flexor muscles that were typical features[] We report a Saudi Arabian family with weakness in limb-girdle distribution: waddling gait, positive Gowers' sign, and marked muscle atrophy in the shoulder and pelvic girdle[] Image : “Gower’s sign.” by William Richard Gowers (1845–1915) – Gowers WR. Clinical lecture on pseudohypertrophic muscular paralysis. Lancet 1879;ii,73-5.[]

  • Neuromuscular Junction Disorder

    A young female patient has ptosis, diplopia, and weakness that worsens with muscle use.[] One classic sign is Gower's sign: the affected patient has to "climb up" themselves in order to stand.[] Lumbar lordosis, waddling gait, and Gower’s sign where the patients use their hands for support while standing up are also common.[]

  • Childhood Dermatomyositis

    (EMG) which can demonstrate abnormal electrical activity in muscles and help distinguish weakness due to muscle disease from weakness due to nerve problems X-rays of the[] In a second flare in childhood, she developed proximal muscle weakness and calcinosis cutis. A muscle biopsy was consistent with juvenile dermatomyositis.[] Many children exhibit the Gower sign, with difficulty rising from the floor due to hip extensor weakness, using the hands to climb up the legs as an aid.[]

  • Myopathy

    Electroencephalographic abnormalities have been noted in several patients with the early-onset form of the disease before clinically apparent seizure activity begins.[] Muscle weakness regressed and dysphagia disappeared with treatment.[] He had a waddling gait, a positive Gowers' sign, and he was barely able to run.[]

  • Dermatomyositis

    (EMG) which can demonstrate abnormal electrical activity in muscles and help distinguish weakness due to muscle disease from weakness due to nerve problems A nerve conduction[] Symptoms may include: Muscle weakness, stiffness, or soreness Problems swallowing Purple color to the upper eyelids Purple-red skin rash Shortness of breath The muscle weakness[] ., Gower's sign).[]

  • Progressive Muscular Atrophy

    She developed muscle weakness of the distal part of the left lower extremity at age 42, followed by muscle weakness and atrophy of the right lower extremity and upper extremities[] ) Gower maneuver (see video in Tips & Links) Calf pseudohypertrophy (see “Pathophysiology”) Contractures in nonaffected regions and scoliosis Inability to walk by approx.[] She developed muscle weakness in the distal part of the right upper extremity at age 52, followed by muscle weakness in the left upper extremity and lower extremities at age[]

  • Secondary Myopathy

    Although changes seen on electromyography are not pathognomonic for any specific disease process, an abnormal electromyogram can indicate if a neuropathy or neuromuscular[] Pelvic girdle Difficulty climbing stairs, waddling gait, difficulty rising to standing position from a squatting position (patient may demonstrate Gower sign), difficulty[] electromyograms, evocative muscle biopsy and an abnormal signal on muscle magnetic resonance imaging.[]

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