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Burning Feet Syndrome

Grierson-Gopalan Syndrome


Presentation

  • A sensory polyneuropathy, which was described in prisoners of war and attributed to a combination of vitamins B and protein deficiency and/or a toxin present in polished rice; first reported in late Colonial India burning feet syndrome A symptom complex[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
  • Acknowledgments F Stögbour and P Young contributed equally to the work presented in this article.[jnnp.bmj.com]
  • Presentation [ edit ] The burning heat is usually limited to the soles of the feet, but may extend up to the ankles or lower legs of some patients.[en.wikipedia.org]
Prisoner of War
  • A sensory polyneuropathy, which was described in prisoners of war and attributed to a combination of vitamins B and protein deficiency and/or a toxin present in polished rice; first reported in late Colonial India burning feet syndrome A symptom complex[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
Physician
  • Aust Fam Physician. 2003. Abstract BACKGROUND: Burning pain in the feet has been known to occur as a distinct clinical symptom for almost two centuries.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Disability
  • .— A 76-year-old man was admitted to the hospital because of progressive disability characterized by marked bradykinesia, moderate rigidity, and mild tremor. He was unable to rise from a supine position, dress himself, or ambulate.[jamanetwork.com]
Loss of Appetite
  • Other potential symptoms which may point to a deficiency of this nutrient include depression, fatigue, weakness and loss of appetite.[dailymail.co.uk]
Numbness of the Feet
  • The most common symptoms include: Sensations of heat or burning, often worsening at night Numbness in the feet or legs Sharp or stabbing pain Feeling of heaviness in the feet Dull ache in the feet Skin redness or excess warmth Prickling or tingling or[my.clevelandclinic.org]
Fracture
  • Abnormal stresses on the feet can predispose to stress fractures and frequently these individuals will require bracing to function properly. Endocrine or metabolic disorders Diabetes mellitus.[my.clevelandclinic.org]
Muscle Weakness
  • Clinical features may also include lancinating pain, muscle weakness, sensory ataxia, spasticity, and neurogenic arthropathy.[jnnp.bmj.com]
Muscular Atrophy
  • On neurological examination, no muscular atrophy or muscle weakness was found in the affected family members, and tendon reflexes were normal. None of the patients had high arched feet, pes cavus, or other skeletal abnormalities.[jnnp.bmj.com]
Dermatitis
  • Contact dermatitis. Dyes or chemical agents used to tan leather might result in skin irritation.[my.clevelandclinic.org]
Tremor
  • .— A 76-year-old man was admitted to the hospital because of progressive disability characterized by marked bradykinesia, moderate rigidity, and mild tremor. He was unable to rise from a supine position, dress himself, or ambulate.[jamanetwork.com]
Bradykinesia
  • .— A 76-year-old man was admitted to the hospital because of progressive disability characterized by marked bradykinesia, moderate rigidity, and mild tremor. He was unable to rise from a supine position, dress himself, or ambulate.[jamanetwork.com]

Treatment

  • The pathophysiology of BFS is not very clear and treatment varies depending on the aetiology.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Medical treatment Treatment for hand-foot syndrome aims to relieve symptoms and stop them becoming worse. Your treatment team may prescribe gels or creams to apply to the affected areas.[breastcancercare.org.uk]

Pathophysiology

  • The pathophysiology of BFS is not very clear and treatment varies depending on the aetiology.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Prevention

  • After this, I recommend that you to take a B complex supplement which contains 25-50 mg of the vitamins B1-B6 every day as this will help prevent any deficiency in vitamin B5 in the future.[dailymail.co.uk]
  • Creams containing 10% urea may be recommended to help prevent loss of moisture from the skin. If you develop a raised temperature contact your treatment team immediately.[breastcancercare.org.uk]

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