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211 Possible Causes for Upper and-or Lower Limbs May Be Affected

  • Restless Legs Syndrome

    […] and rarely the upper extremities that occur prior to sleep or may awaken the patient from sleep.[] A disorder characterized by aching or burning sensations in the lower and rarely the upper extremities that occur prior to sleep or may awaken the patient from sleep.[] Complying with an irresistible urge to move the affected limbs brings temporary relief. Sleep may become disrupted, resulting in excessive daytime hypersomnolence.[]

  • Lipedema

    Primarily the lower extremities are affected, but lipedema may occur in combination with the upper extremities as well.[] Lipedema is characterized by symmetric enlargement of the limbs, combined with tenderness and easy bruising.[]

  • Herpes Zoster

    upper and lower limb or abdominal musculature. 1 The prevalence of motor involvement is about 0.17% among patients with herpes zoster. 2 Abdominal or flank bulges typically[] Classically, reactivation of herpes zoster infection affects sensory nerve roots; however, it may extend to motor involvement, which can include paresis of diaphragmatic,[]

  • Entrapment Neuropathy

    Syndromes [ edit ] Upper limb Lower limb, abdomen and pelvis Signs/symptoms [ edit ] Tingling, numbness, and/ or a burning sensation in the area of the body affected by the[] These experiences may occur directly following insult or may occur several hours or even days afterwards.[]

  • Medial Sclerosis

    It is frequent to found ulcers of arterial type in the upper and lower limbs of distal predominance, so serious that sometimes may require amputation of the extremity to control[] […] the symptoms. 23,28 Differential diagnoses are mainly given by vasculitis affecting these vessels, among them, polyarteritis nodosa and giant cell arteritis. 29 The symptoms[]

  • Vasomotor Instability

    Some individual may also develop this in both upper and lower limbs and sometimes the symptoms are localized in specific area such as at the hip joint or knee joints.[] Symptoms The affected area differs, mostly in case of reflex sympathetic dystrophy; the upper limb and shoulder joint are affected.[]

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis

    PICC line and upper limb DVT) 6 In the lower limbs, patients often present with unilateral leg pain, swelling, and erythema.[] On physical examination, the affected leg is often tender and warm, and there may be dilation of superficial veins.[]

  • Pilomatrixoma

    Furthermore, the tumor may develop on the upper or lower limbs. Tumor size varies. Most pilomatrixomas are between 0.5 and 3 cm in diameter.[] Around 50% of all pilomatrixomas form on the head and neck, predominantly affecting the cheek, preauricular area, eyelids, forehead, scalp or lateral/posterior neck.[]

  • Parkinson's Disease

    A classic symptom is resting tremor, usually affecting one upper limb, although 20% of patients do not have it; 31 30% may first present with tremor in a lower extremity,[]

  • Diabetic Ulcer

    However, diabetics typically develop a fairly symmetrical polyneuropathy which may affect upper and lower limbs.[]

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