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Differential Diagnosis For Distal Muscle Weakness


List of current finding(s):

Trauma Causes
Brachial plexus stretch/injury
Electromagnetic, Physics, trauma, Radiation Causes
Lumbar plexus/radiation neuritis
Infectious Disorders (Specific Agent)
Leprosy, dimorphous/Indeterminate
Infected organ, Abscesses
Myositis, inclusion body
Neoplastic Disorders
Caudal spinal cord tumor
Meningeal carcinomatosis
POEMS Plasma cell syndrome
Allergic, Collagen, Auto-Immune Disorders
Guillain-Barre syndrome
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDIP)
Dermatomyositis/childhood type
Brachial Neuritis
Miller-Fisher/Guillain-Barre' variant
Hereditary, Familial, Genetic Disorders
Peroneal muscular atrophy(Charcot Mar.)
Juvenile spinal muscle atrophy (Kugelberg-Welander)
Dominant SCA/Spinal Cerebellar ataxias
Cockayne syndrome
Hereditary/neurologic degeneration synd
Leukodystrophy, Krabbe
Myotonia atrophica (Steinert's disease)
Giant axonal neuropathy, hereditary
Ullrich Muscular Dystrophy
Welander syndrome (See Kugelberg Welander)
Usage, Degenerative, Necrosis, Age Related Disorders
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Anatomic, Foreign Body, Structural Disorders
Lumbar herniated disk syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Nerve compression, peripheral
Ulnar entrapment neuropathy
Entrapment neuropathy peroneal nerve
Radial tunnel syndrome
Tarsal tunnel syndrome
Entrapment syndrome
Arteriosclerotic, Vascular, Venous Disorders
Neuropathy, ischemic
Vegetative, Autonomic, Endocrine Disorders
Myasthenia gravis
Reference to Organ System
Motor peripheral neuropathy
Uremic neuropathy
Brachial plexus disorder
Renal Failure Chronic
Brachial plexus neuropathy
Combined system disease/pernicious an.
Peripheral neuropathy syndrome
Radial nerve palsy
Sacral radiculopathy
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Monomelic Amyotrophy
Drug induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Poisoning (Specific Agent)
Lead poisoning in children
Solvent/inhalation/Huffing propane etc
Alcohol polyneuritis
Glue sniffing/ingestion
Heavy metals ingestion/poisoning
Lead poisoning
Lead ore exposure
Arsenic poisoning/Acute ingestion
Mercury chronic toxicity/poisoning
Mercury poisoning/infant/child
Thallium poisoning
Organ Poisoning (Intoxication)
Toxic Peripheral/polyneuropathy
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External Links Related to Distal Muscle Weakness
PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)