carpopedal spasm


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car·po·ped·al spasm

spasm of the feet and hands observed in hyperventilation, calcium deprivation, and tetany: flexion of the hands at the wrists and of the fingers at the metacarpophalangeal joints and extension of the fingers at the phalangeal joints; the feet are dorsiflexed at the ankles and the toes plantar flexed.

carpopedal spasm

Medicine Spasms of hands and feet due to ↓ Ca2+ or hyperventilation

car·po·ped·al spasm

(kahr'pō-ped'ăl spazm)
Spasm of the feet and hands observed in hyperventilation, calcium deprivation, and tetany: flexion of the hands at the wrists and of the fingers at the metacarpophalangeal joints and extension of the fingers at the phalangeal joints; the feet are dorsiflexed at the ankles and the toes plantar flexed.
Synonym(s): carpopedal contraction.
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KEY WORDS: ss-thalassemia major; Hypocalcemia; Paresthesias; Hyperpigmentation; Myalgias; Carpopedal spasm.
What is the frequency of paresthesias and numbness, hyperpigmentation, myalgias and carpopedal spasm in symptomatic hypocalcemia in ss-thalassemia major in sample and population?
Usually limited to carpopedal spasms. Normal serum calcium levels.
On follow-up, there were no complains of tingling sensations or carpopedal spasms and electrolytes remained to be in the normal range.
Capreomycin has been previously reported to be responsible for similar abnormalities [7]; however, hypocalcemic carpopedal spasms due to capreomycin have not been reported, to the best of our knowledge.
Spasms of the hands and feet, known as carpopedal spasms, are sometimes linked to a lack of vitamin D.