any disorder due to defective or faulty nutrition, especially muscular dystrophy
. adj., adj
adiposity of the feminine type, genital hypoplasia, changes in secondary sex characters, and metabolic disturbances; seen with lesions of the hypothalamus; see also adiposogenital dystrophy
Becker's muscular dystrophy
(Becker type muscular dystrophy
) a form closely resembling Duchenne's muscular dystrophy
, but having a later onset and milder course; transmitted as an X-linked recessive trait.
Duchenne's muscular dystrophy
(Duchenne type muscular dystrophy
) The childhood type of muscular dystrophy
a rare, slowly progressive, hereditary disease, marked by myotonia followed by muscular atrophy (especially of the face and neck), cataracts, hypogonadism, frontal balding, and cardiac disorders. Called also dystrophia myotonica
, myotonia atrophica
, and myotonia dystrophica
pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy muscular dystrophy
affecting the shoulder and pelvic girdles, beginning in childhood and marked by increasing weakness, pseudohypertrophy of the muscles, followed by atrophy, and a peculiar swaying gait with the legs kept wide apart. Called also pseudohypertrophic muscular paralysis
reflex sympathetic dystrophy
a syndrome of chronic pain that usually develops after a trauma or noxious stimulus, although the nerve injury cannot be immediately identified. The pain is not limited to the distribution of a single nerve and is often out of proportion to the precipitating event. It is most often described as a burning pain, and is accompanied by swelling, sweating, sensitivity to touch, and sometimes changes in tissue growth. Called also chronic
or complex regional pain syndrome
. Clinical practice guidelines have been published by the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association of America and are available on their web site at http://www.rsds.org or by writing to Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association of America, P.O. Box 502, Milford CT 06460.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
com·plex re·gion·al pain syn·drome (CRPS) (kom'pleks rēj'ŭ-năl pān sin'drōm)
Diffuse persistent pain, usually in a limb, often associated with vasomotor disturbances, trophic changes, and limitation or immobility of joints; may follow local injury.
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Patient discussion about complex regional pain syndrome
Q. I have an injury called CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) I desparately need help. Had 4 surgeries-no help The pain is excruciating every second, in my left hand and arm,with no relief. I don't know where to go next or what to pursue. I've tried every pain med there is and steroidal injections and nerve stimulator implant in back, but nothing has worked. Can't believe the pain- keeps me up at night and is a killer every other second of the day. Can anyone help???
Any suggestions I may not have tried???
I am desparate for some relief.
A. It really sounds like you are suffering a great deal. Have you seen a pain specialist? Have you ever tried any kinds of stronger pain medications such as narcotics? I am only suggesting them as your last option to handle pain because no one should suffer this high amount of pain. You should discuss this with you primary care physician. I would also suggest talking to someone about your level of stress, because all this pain can cause you anxiety and you may find it helpful to talk to a psychologist or psychiatrist, see if they can help with that. I don't have any suggestions about the neurological problem because it sounds like you have tried everything there is to offer.More discussions about complex regional pain syndrome
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