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Differential Diagnosis For Muscle Atrophy


List of current finding(s):

Iatrogenic, Self Induced Disorders
Immobilization/plaster cast
Surgical, Procedure Complication
Cast Extremity/Local Effects
Infectious Disorders (Specific Agent)
Post-Poliomyelitis syndrome
Creutzfeld-Jakob disease
Sleeping sickness/trypanosomiasis
Poliomyelitis, acute
Allergic, Collagen, Auto-Immune Disorders
Lipoid nephrosis/Minimal change disease
Rheumatoid arthritis
Juvenile chronic arthritis (rheumatoid)
Metabolic, Storage Disorders
Diabetic amyotrophy syndrome
Tay-Sachs disease
Deficiency Disorders
Vitamin D deficiency/adult
Hypovitaminosis D Status
Congenital, Developmental Disorders
Erb's palsy/congenital
Allan-Herndon Mental Retardation/X-linked
Mulibrey Nanism syndrome
Singleton-Merten syndrome
Hereditary, Familial, Genetic Disorders
Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy/Pseudohypertrophic
Erb's Muscular Dystrophy/Limb Girdle MD
Muscular dystrophy
Muscular dystrophy, limb girdle type
Muscular dystrophy, progressive
Peroneal muscular atrophy(Charcot Mar.)
Spinal muscle atrophy
Spinal muscle atrophy, infantile
Juvenile spinal muscle atrophy (Kugelberg-Welander)
Muscular atrophy, infantile, spinal
Myotonia atrophica (Steinert's disease)
Richards-Rundle syndrome
Spinal muscle atrophy/adult type IV
Congenital Muscular Dystrophy
Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy/Limb Girdle type
Neuroacanthocytosis, familial
Ullrich Muscular Dystrophy
Welander syndrome (See Kugelberg Welander)
Usage, Degenerative, Necrosis, Age Related Disorders
Primary lateral sclerosis
Anatomic, Foreign Body, Structural Disorders
Spondylosis, cervical
Cervical spinal stenosis
Functional, Physiologic Variant Disorders
Sedentary/inactive life style
Bed rest, prolonged
Vegetative, Autonomic, Endocrine Disorders
Hyperthyroidism (Graves disease)
Cushing's disease/Syndrome
Reference to Organ System
Motor neuron disease
Hepatorenal syndrome
Lower Motor Neuron Disorder
Motor denervation pathophysiology
Corticosteroid Administration/Toxicity
Cushings secondary/drug-induced syndr.
Steroid myopathy
Atrophy skeletal muscle
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External Links Related to Muscle Atrophy
PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)