Carpal tunnel syndrome associated with sarcoidosis in identical twin patients.
We present two identical twin sarcoidosis patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. A number of factors may cause carpal tunnel syndrome like wrist anatomy, occupation, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, pregnancy and renal failure. Although the above factors do not directly cause carpal tunnel syndrome, they may increase your chances of developing or aggravate median nerve damage as it is in sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis relevant neuropathy and granulomas may be the primary mechanism of sarcoidosis associated carpal tunnel syndrome. Although rare, carpal tunnel syndrome may be a feature of sarcoidosis that may lead to irreversible damage in cases of delayed diagnosis. The presence of this syndrome in identical twin patients may shed light into the pathogenesis and the genetic transmission of sarcoidosis with the associated carpal tunnel syndrome. PMID: 31505924 [PubMed - in process]
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Conclusions The change in sLOX-1 has predictive value for assessing the change in RF, indicating the usefulness of sLOX-1 in clinical practice.
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Conclusions There is significant delay in initial presentation to a rheumatologist that was associated with a higher disease severity at presentation, especially for Hispanic patients.
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Authors: Jago CA, Crawford SG, Gill SJ, Gagnon L Abstract OBJECTIVE: To characterize the incidence and risk factors associated with maternal suicide during the peripartum period in an Alberta population. Our secondary objective was to characterize the incidence and risk factors associated with traumatic death in this same population. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study compared all-cause mortality with death by trauma (suicide, homicide, MVA, drug toxicity) using data collected by the Alberta Perinatal Health Program from 1998 to 2015. Data were summarized using descriptive statistics. The maternal mo...