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Compartment syndrome

Compartment syndrome: Introduction

Compartment syndrome: compartment syndrome involves the compression of nerves and blood vessels within an enclosed space. This leads to impaired blood flow and muscle and nerve damage. See detailed information below for a list of 22 causes of Compartment syndrome, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Compartment syndrome:

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

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Common Causes of Compartment syndrome

Compartment syndrome: Symptom Checker

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Compartment syndrome Treatments

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Compartment syndrome: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Compartment syndrome

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Causes of Compartment syndrome listed in Disease Database:

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Definitions of Compartment syndrome:

Conditions in which increased pressure within a limited space compromises the circulation and function of tissue within that space. Compartmentation involves mainly the leg but also involved are the forearm, arm, thigh, shoulder, and buttock. Some of the causes of increased pressure are trauma, tight dressings, hemorrhage, and exercise. Sequelae include nerve compression, paralysis, and contracture.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Compartment syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Compartment syndrome, or a subtype of Compartment syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
- (Source - National Institute of Health)

Detailed list of causes of Compartment syndrome

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

How Common are these Causes of Compartment syndrome?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Compartment syndrome. Of the 22 causes of Compartment syndrome that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Compartment syndrome:

The following list of conditions have 'Compartment syndrome' 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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Conditions listing medical complications: Compartment syndrome:

The following list of medical conditions have Compartment syndrome or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. 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 Compartment syndrome Based on Risk Factors

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

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    Classifications of Compartment syndrome:

    Medical Conditions associated with Compartment syndrome:

    Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Blood vessel symptoms (480 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Bleeding symptoms (1783 causes), Circulatory system symptoms (1579 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Compartment syndrome:

    Nerve damage (48 causes), Muscle death, Paraesthesia (951 causes), Pallor (536 causes), Paralysis (325 causes), Pulselessness, Supracondylar fracture

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Compartment syndrome

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