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Muscle Wasting

 
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Overview

  • Feel For

  • Decreased muscle mass. Note whether wasting is isolated to a single muscle, muscle group, limb, or is generalised.
  • Causes of Muscle Wasting

  • Localised Muscle Wasting

  • Disuse
  • Denervation - trauma, motor neurone disease, Guillain-barré Syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, polio
  • Muscular disorders - inflammatory myopathy, muscular dystrophies
  • Generalised Muscle Wasting (Sarcopaenia)

  • Frailty
  • Malnutrition - poor diet, malabsorption, cancer
  • Chronic disease - cancer, heart failure, COPD, infection, cirrhosis, kidney disease
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