Flashcards in 8.24 General Limb Pain 2 Deck (17):
hypothyroidism: Who gets it most?
hypothyroidism: What are some of the symptoms?
- weight gain
- cold intolerance
- menstrual irregularities
- hair loss
- brittle nails
hypothyroidism: What may be present in a systems review?
- proximal muscle weakness
- dry skin
Lyme disease is often associated with exposure to
Lyme disease may result in these s/s
- peripheral neuritis
What may happen in the later stages of Lyme disease?
- cranial neuropathies
- neck stiffness with cervical flexion
What is polymyalgia rheumatica?
inflammatory disorder that causes muscle pain and stiffness of the shoulder, neck, and hips
What is the cause of polymyalgia rheumatica?
unknown - possibly viral
How does polymyalgia rheumatica develop?
possibly in seasonal cycles
age of onset for polymyalgia rheumatica?
average: ~73 y.o.
What may polymyalgia rheumatica also occur along with?
What is temporal arteritis
serious condition that causes inflammation of the linings of the arteries
Who gets polymyalgia rheumatica more often?
Most common s/s of polymyalgia rheumatica
- B pain and stiffness
- weight loss
- low grade fever
- diffuse edema
- possible pitting edema
polymyalgia rheumatica: Where would pitting edema occur?
dorsum of hands/feet
Who commonly gets statin related myopathies?
- advanced age
- women more than men
- frail health