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waddling gait and weakness

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  • Posted By: brokenkahn
  • November 20, 2008
  • 01:18 PM

cant find the right diagnosis of then new case given to us. here are some info about the new case.:confused:

name: sarah G., 27 F.

chief complaint: weakness, can hardly go up and down a stair, can hardly stand up.

im suspecting of a muscular dystrophy but i cant find the right diagnosis..pls help me as soon as possible..

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  • Mitochondrial disease or Friedrich's Ataxia
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 20, 2008
    • 06:51 PM
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  • Not enough info here.
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • November 20, 2008
    • 08:05 PM
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  • here's "complete" datasarah G., 28y/o, single, bank employeechief complaint: difficulty getting up from bed, no pain, weakness in lower extremitiesweakness started 3 weeks prior to consultation, no medication taken.daily routine is the same.the symptoms started 8 years ago and continue to degenerate until she cant bear it anymore.had a sister with the same condition. 37y/o and uses cane for support while walking.vitals signs.37cblood Pressure 110/70respiratory 16pulse rate 65weight 100poundsheight 5'2"heart: PMI - 4th ICS (L) MCLextremities - noramal ROM, waddling gait,pls help me...
    brokenkahn 2 Replies
    • November 21, 2008
    • 05:21 AM
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  • The answer you are looking for is Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy.Proximal muscle weakness, 'waddling' gait, affected family member should all be tip-offs. Fewd4thought
    fewd4thought 126 Replies
    • November 21, 2008
    • 10:13 AM
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  • thanks a lot..until next time..ill post here again if i have some problems on diagnosing are case scenario...God Bless us all!!
    brokenkahn 2 Replies
    • November 24, 2008
    • 05:53 AM
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