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140 Possible Causes for Symmetrical Muscle Wasting

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    This disease causes slow but progressive wasting of the upper arm and lower leg muscles and symmetric weakness.[web.archive.org]

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    This disease causes slow but progressive wasting of the upper arm and lower leg muscles and symmetric weakness.[web.archive.org]

  • Lafora Disease

    […] or Asymmetric Similar frequencies Asymmetric: Scapular winging or FSH phenotype common 12 Leg or Arm predominant Arm Leg No clear relation to genotype Muscle size change[neuromuscular.wustl.edu] Wasting Frequency: 12% Age: 40 years Distribution: Shoulder girdle; Axial Hypertrophy Frequency: 9% to 24% Muscles: Deltoid; Biceps; Calves; Thighs Renal failure: 11%; Males[neuromuscular.wustl.edu] Limitations of activities of daily living: 25% Frequency: 11% to 30%; More common in older patients Onset age: Usually 40 years Fixed Distribution: Variable Proximal Distal Symmetric[neuromuscular.wustl.edu]

  • Paraneoplastic Syndrome

    : Proximal; symmetric CK: Mildly elevated Neoplasm: Waldenström's macroglobulinemia Rippling muscle syndrome Neoplasm: Thymoma Scleromyxedema Skin papules; Myopathy; Raynaud's[neuromuscular.wustl.edu] […] fiber atrophy (Cachectic myopathy) Especially with weight loss 15% Wasting weakness Neoplasms: Multiple types Anti-Decorin (BJ) myopathy Clinical 50 years of age Weakness[neuromuscular.wustl.edu] Bladder transitional cell Dermatomyositis Neoplasms: Ovarian; GI; Non-Hodgkin lymphoma Polymyositis : Mild increased risk Neoplasms: Non Hodgkin lymphoma; Lung; Bladder Type 2 muscle[neuromuscular.wustl.edu]

  • Thyrotoxicosis Factitia

    . • A fine tremor, muscle wasting, and proximal muscle group weakness with hyperactive tendon reflexes often are present. • The thyroid usually is diffusely and symmetrically[slideshare.net]

  • Distal Hereditary Motor Neuropathy Type 1

    They developed mild symmetrical distal lower limb weakness, muscle wasting, and severe foot… CONTINUE READING[semanticscholar.org]

  • Myositis

    As muscle weakness becomes severe, it is accompanied by muscle wasting and diminished deep-tendon reflexes.[arthritis.org] Unlike polymyositis and dermatomyositis, the muscle weakness is often not symmetric, and may be prominent in the smaller muscles of the forearms and calves.[arthritis.org]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    Other clinical clues that raise concern that the patient does not have ALS include symmetrical muscle wasting and weakness.[web.archive.org] […] that is often symmetric and proximal, without significant functional involvement of lower limbs or bulbar muscles.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] neurogenic man-in-a-barrel syndrome, 15 brachial amyotrophic diplegia, 15 or the FA syndrome. 8 The syndrome typically presents with progressive upper limb weakness and wasting[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita

    The twins presented with weights below the 10th and 3rd centile, severe generalized hypotonia and wasting of the proximal and distal groups of limb muscles, along with symmetrical[cags.org.ae]

  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy

    There is symmetric skeletal muscle weakness/wasting without denervation (sensation and reflexes are intact).[openanesthesia.org] Muscular dystrophy is a group of hereditary diseases characterized by painless degeneration and atrophy of skeletal muscles.[openanesthesia.org]

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