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Asterixis: Introduction

Asterixis: The intermittent loss of sustained contraction of the arms against ones will. See detailed information below for a list of 25 causes of Asterixis, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Asterixis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Asterixis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Asterixis: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Asterixis, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Asterixis Treatments

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Asterixis: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Asterixis may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Asterixis

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Asterixis: Deaths

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Causes of Asterixis listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Asterixis as a symptom include:

Organs affected by Asterixis:

The list of organs typically affected by Asterixis may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Asterixis

The list below shows some of the causes of Asterixis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Asterixis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Asterixis. Of the 25 causes of Asterixis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 25 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Asterixis:

The following list of conditions have 'Asterixis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Asterixis Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Asterixis based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

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    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Asterixis?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Asterixis, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Asterixis:

    Flapping tremor
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Asterixis:

    Medical Conditions associated with Asterixis:

    Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Asterixis:

    Tremor (353 causes), Hand tremor (41 causes), Hip symptoms (285 causes), Spasms (2183 causes), Tremors (129 causes), Chronic alcoholism, Flapping tremors, Hepatic failure (83 causes), Ammonia blood levels, Encephalitis (137 causes), Liver cirrhosis (119 causes)

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