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Glossary for Muscle wasting in children

Medical terms related to Muscle wasting in children or mentioned in this section include:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A degenerative motor neuron disease marked by weakness and wasting of the muscles which starts at the hands and legs and spreads to the rest of the body. Death occurs in 2 to 5 years. Also called Lou Gehrig's disease or wasting palsy.
  • Burns: Injury from burns and scalds.
  • Child health symptoms: Symptoms related to pediatric (child) health.
  • Congenital Muscular Dystrophy: Muscle weakness and wasting that starts at birth or around the time of birth. The severity and extent of muscle involvement is greatly variable.
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: An inherited degenerative disease of the muscles which progresses rapidly compared to other muscle wasting diseases.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome: An acute condition which is characterized by polyradiculoneuropathy that affects the peripheral nervous system
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome: An acute condition which is characterized by polyradiculoneuropathy that affects the peripheral nervous system
  • Injury: Any damage inflicted in the body
  • Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy: A condition which is characterized by a slowly progressive muscular dystrophy
  • Malnutrition: Any disorder that relates to inadequate intake of nutrients.
  • Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
  • Muscle atrophy: Decrease in size and bulk of muscle.
  • Muscle conditions: Any condition that affects the muscles of the body
  • Muscle pain: Aches or pains affecting the muscles
  • Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
  • Muscle wasting of one arm: Muscle wasting of one arm is a condition in which there is a decrease in the size, strength, and mobility of the muscles of one arm.
  • Muscle weakness: Weakness of the muscles or loss of tone
  • Musculoskeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting muscles or bones of the skeleton.
  • Myotonic Dystrophy: An inherited disorder characterized by progressive muscle weakness and wasting as well as eye defects, heart abnormalities and other anomalies. The severity of the condition is greatly variable. There are two type of myotonic dystrophy with type 1 being more severe than type 2.
  • Nerve conditions: Any condition that affects the nerves
  • Poliomyelitis: Dangerous virus now rare due to vaccination.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: An autoimmune inflammatory condition which primarily affects the joints
  • Spinal cord injury: spinal cord injury causes myelopathy or damage to white matter or myelinated fiber tracts that carry sensation and motor signals to and from the brain
  • Stroke symptoms: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
  • Wasting Syndrome: AIDS related wasting syndrome is the involuntary loss of more than 10% of the body weight plus more than 30 days of either diarrhoea or weakness and fever. It is linked to disease progression and death.
  • Weakness: Symptoms causing weakness of the body

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