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112 Possible Causes for Leg Edema, Severe Muscle Atrophy

  • Castleman Disease

    […] swelling (edema) Skin rashes The symptoms of MCD usually come on gradually.[] Some of the systemic symptoms include: Fever and night sweats Fatigue Loss of appetite Cachexia (weakness and wasting of the body, muscle atrophy, unintended weight loss)[] Continued… • Nausea and vomiting • Nerve damage that leads to numbness and weakness (neuropathy) • Leg swelling (edema) • Skin rashes • Secondary amyloidosis • Anemia is very[]

  • Edema in Malnutrition

    -Wasting of muscle/fat -Severe growth impairment ( -little or no subcutaneous fat Malnutrition in the Hospital: Kwashiorkor -Kwashiorkor develops with long-term IV feeding[] Published: December, 2012 Edema is swelling of both legs from a buildup of extra fluid.[] Non-pitting edema is the term used to describe edema when this pressure-induced indentation does not occur. Non-pitting edema usually occurs in the arms and legs.[]

  • Beriberi

    Muscles may become weak and waste away (atrophy). If the deficiency worsens, the arms are also affected. Heart abnormalities develop.[] A probable case patient was defined as an individual who had at least two of the following characteristics: leg edema, weakness of the extremities, poor appetite, and dyspnea[] METHODS: A 44-year-old male alcoholic patient from Morocco developed massive bilateral leg edema, a subacute sensorimotor neuropathy, and incontinence.[]

  • Jaffe-Campanacci Syndrome

    Conclusion: To reduce her left leg edema, Z plasty on left ankle was done. After operation, her walking was better than before.[] […] syndrome Joint contractures, hyperkeratosis, and severe hypoplasia of the posterior columns - See Johnston Aarons Schelley syndrome Joint instability syndrome - See Familial[] She had left hemibody hyperpigmentation and ipsilateral edema of leg. She had 2 years of slow development compare to the same age group.[]

  • Aagenaes Syndrome

    Multisystemic Smooth Muscle Dysfunction Syndrome Murine Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Muscular Dystrophy, Congenital, associated with Calf Hypertrophy, Microcephaly,[] The legs develop edema during school age & could progress as the patient ages.[] Patients experienced jaundice soon after birth and edema of the legs was caused by hypoplasia of the lymphatics.[]

  • Cardiac Amyloidosis

    A 64-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with leg edema and nocturnal dyspnea.[] In severe cases atrophy vacuolization, or even complete loss of muscle fibers may occur.[] Patients may experience symptoms such as foamy urine or leg edema.[]

  • Granulomatous Myositis

    Asymmetrical and selective atrophy of the forearm muscles were noted in all, with more severe involvement of the flexors than the extensors.[] […] sequence reveals patchy areas of restricted diffusion throughout multiple muscles in both legs (arrows) , also consistent with acute inflammation.[] Muscle weakness is proximal and can vary from mild to extreme. Sensation is preserved and tendon reflexes are normal unless atrophy is severe.[]

  • Heavy Chain Deposition Disease

    Small size artery and arteriole walls severely thickened due to smooth muscle cell hypertrophy.[] She presented with edema of lower legs, mild proteinuria, and hematuria.[] Methods Patients Patient 1, a 53-year-old woman, was referred because of hypertension, leg edema, exertional dyspnea, and anemia of five months' duration.[]

  • Skin Vascular Disease

    In fact, those with severe PAD can lose more than half of their muscle fibers in an affected area, and the remaining muscle fibers tend to atrophy or shrink in size.[] PAD or PVD: Peripheral Pulse decreased or absent PAD or PVD: cap refill 3 secs PAD or PVD: edema absent unless leg constantly in dependent position PAD or PVD: Loss of hair[] In such cases, the inner leg shows more signs of rash than the outer leg. The rash is commonly presents with swelling, or edema.[]

  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy

    muscle atrophy Birth: Increases over weeks after birth Troponin I: Elevated above normal but not to levels in cardiac ischemia Liver enzymes 18 High AST, ALT & LDH Up to[] At the age of 20 years, he developed sinus tachycardia, leg edema, coughing, and arterial hypotension.[] These symptoms are typically milder than the severe muscle weakness and atrophy seen in affected males.[]

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