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46 Possible Causes for Prayer Sign

  • Diabetes Mellitus

    Consider screening with “prayer sign” (unable to approximate fingers and palms while pressing hands together).[openanesthesia.org]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Marine-derived n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) may have a beneficial effect on inflammation via lowering pro-inflammatory eicosanoid concentrations. We aimed to assess the effect of marine-derived n-3 PUFA on prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), thromboxane B2 (TXB2), and leukotriene B4 (LTB4) through systematic[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Sclerodactyly

    , Phalen’s test, preacher sign / prayer sign, limited joint mobility) [Log Odds Ratio 2.98] 5 – Pink patches on back of the hand / fingers (granuloma annulare lesions) [Log[palmreadingperspectives.wordpress.com] […] or steeple sign (inability to directly bring hands together because fingers will not fully extend) Muscle atrophy (secondary to myositis [overlap syndrome] or deconditioning[aafp.org] […] radial loop on pinky [Log Odds Ratio 3.16] 3 – Fingerprints: radial loop on ringfinger [Log Odds Ratio 3.09] 4 – Neuropathy: loss of function: movement / sensation (Tinel’s sign[palmreadingperspectives.wordpress.com]

  • Stiff Skin Syndrome

    A test for DSHS is the “prayer sign” test: try pressing your hands together completely without gaps between the palms and fingers.[welllifemedical.org] Airway Assessment S Palm Print Test S Highly Sensitive 75%-98% S Highly Specific 73%-96% S Prayer Sign S Less sensitive 29.6%-54% S Moderate-highly specific 55%- 13.[de.slideshare.net] The “prayer sign“ in which the patient tries to oppose the two palms provides an easy screening test. Retinal and renal disease due to microvascular damage.[drmhijazy.com]

  • Bethlem Myopathy

    sign).[link.springer.com] Patients present with delayed motor milestones, proximal limb-girdle muscle weakness, and joint contractures involving the elbows, ankles, and last four fingers (the “prayer[link.springer.com]

  • Eosinophilic Fasciitis

    He exhibited a positive prayer sign indicating limited joint mobility in his fingers. There were no skin abnormalities.[imj.ie] […] and groove signs” can sometimes be evident. 3 Although it was not initially observed in our case, a groove sign was noted on the left forearm on a second inspection (Figure[mdedge.com] […] regarded as a unique disease. 2 Despite the name of the disease, eosinophilia has been known to be absent in later stages of eosinophilic fasciitis. 1 On physical examination, “prayer[mdedge.com]

  • Arthropathy

    Prayer's sign This sign refers to the inability to press the palms together without a gap between them.[explainmedicine.com]

  • Zosteriform Lentiginosis

    The features favoring the diagnosis of eosinophilic fasciitis are venous furrowing, prayer sign, the absence of sclerodactyly and Raynaud's phenomenon, prominent eosinophilia[ijdvl.com]

  • Chronic Disease

    Prayer marks extending to the elbows could be a sign of worsening chronic disease.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The patient's wife stated that the appearance of the elbow marks had coincided with an increase in his breathlessness and subsequent use of his elbows to rise from daily prayers[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Familial Osteodysplasia

    The “prayer sign“ in which the patient tries to oppose the two palms provides an easy screening test. Retinal and renal disease due to microvascular damage.[drmhijazy.com]

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