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Differential Diagnosis For Unilateral Arm Swelling in Elderly


List of current finding(s):

Trauma Causes
Bite, animal
Bite, human
Bite, infected animal or human
Clavicle fracture/callus formation
Colle's fracture
Cumulative trauma syndrome/arm/hand
Radial head/fracture
Shoulder fracture
Wrist fracture
Arthritis, traumatic
Blunt trauma
Growth plate injury/epiphyseal trauma
Hematoma fingertip/fingerpad
Trauma to extremities
Shoulder sprain/trauma
Elbow fracture
Fracture humerus
Glenoid labrum tear/shoulder
Navicular fracture (carpal)
Reversed Colle's fracture
Brachial plexus stretch/injury
Anconeus muscle strain/elbow
Hyperabduction syndrome
Medial epicondylitis/elbow
Rotator cuff tear/shoulder
Scaphoid-lunate ligament advcd collapse
Vibratory trauma/extremity
Wrist ligament/derangement syndrome
Electromagnetic, Physics, trauma, Radiation Causes
Iatrogenic, Self Induced Disorders
Intravenous lines/indwelling status
Surgical, Procedure Complication
Axillary dissection/surgical
Infectious Disorders (Specific Agent)
Septic bursitis
Herpetic whitlow
Necrotizing fasciitis/Streptococcus
Infected organ, Abscesses
Bullous impetigo
Whitlow/pulp space finger infection
Hand compartment infection syndrome
Necrotizing fasciitis/mixed
Septic bursitis/elbow
Neoplastic Disorders
Lymphangiosarcoma, extremity
Lymphoma/malignant, non-Hodgkins
Metastasis brachial plexus/axilla node
Pancoast tumor/syndrome
Allergic, Collagen, Auto-Immune Disorders
Serum sickness
Eosinophilic fasciitis
Congenital, Developmental Disorders
Cervical rib syndrome
Paralysis, upper brachial plexus/Erb
Osteochondrosis, lunate bone (Kienbock)
Osteochondrosis capitulum humeri, juven (Haas)
Hypermobility of joints syndrome
Hereditary, Familial, Genetic Disorders
Sickle cell anemia
Relational, Mental, Psychiatric Disorders
Factitious cutaneous ulcer
Anatomic, Foreign Body, Structural Disorders
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Superior vena cava syndrome
Thoracic outlet syndrome
Acromioclavicular separation/arthritis
Scalenus anticus syndrome
Triangular fibrocartilage complex dis
Hand Foreign Body
Arteriosclerotic, Vascular, Venous Disorders
Embolism, arterial
Brachial/axillary artery occlusion
Acute limb ischemia
Axillary vein, traumatic thrombosis
Subclavian arteriosclerosis/stenosis
Subclavian steal syndrome
Functional, Physiologic Variant Disorders
Occupational disorders
Vegetative, Autonomic, Endocrine Disorders
Shoulder-hand syndrome
Buerger's thromboangiitis obliterans
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy/Sudeck's
Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome
Reference to Organ System
Epicondylitis/tennis elbow tendonitis
Tenosynovitis, wrist
DeQuervain's tendonitis/thumb
Rotator cuff bursitis/tendonitis
Shoulder, adhesive capsulitis
Poisoning (Specific Agent)
Snakebite (rattlesnake/pit viper type)
Poison ivy/Poison oak/sumac
Spider bite, Brown Recluse
Advanced age, age, aged, Aged 65 and Over, aged person, arm swelling, elderly, ELDERLY () 65), Elderly (Over 65), Elderly adult, Elderly person, Elderly person (person), Geriatric state, Old age, Old age period, Old-age, Old-age (finding), Old-age (function), Old-age function (observable entity), older adult, Senescence, senior citizen, Senium, Swelling arm, Swelling of arm, Swelling of arm (finding), Swollen arm, Unilateral, UPPER EXTREMITY SWELLING
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NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)