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Wrist drop

Wrist drop: Introduction

Wrist drop: Flexed position of the hand due to paresis of the muscles in the hand, wrist and fingers. See detailed information below for a list of 7 causes of Wrist drop, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Wrist drop:

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

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Wrist drop: Symptom Checker

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Wrist drop: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Wrist drop

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Wrist drop: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Wrist drop

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How Common are these Causes of Wrist drop?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Wrist drop. Of the 7 causes of Wrist drop that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Wrist drop:

The following list of conditions have 'Wrist drop' 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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Medical Conditions associated with Wrist drop:

Wrist symptoms (37 causes), Hand weakness (57 causes), Wrist weakness (33 causes), Weakness (3752 causes), Hand symptoms (2016 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Joint symptoms (1430 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Skeletal symptoms (4109 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Sick (5751 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

Symptoms related to Wrist drop:

Weakness (3752 causes), Muscle weakness (4300 causes), Wrist bruise (10 causes), Wrist pain (45 causes), Wrist tingling (10 causes), Wrist weakness (33 causes), Wrist lump (20 causes), Guillian-Barre syndrome, Multiple sclerosis, Myasthenia gravis, Lead intoxication, Congenital hepatic porphyria, Ependymoma, Beri beri, Transient synvitis, Scheurmann's disease, Lead poisoning

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