Volume : V, Issue : IV, April - 2015

Bilateral Claw Hands With Trophic Changes: Syringomyelia Or Leprosy–A Diagnostic Dilemma

Dr. Sanjiv Choudhary, Dr. Prashant Mahajan

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 Syringomyelia is a disorder in which a cyst or cavity forms within the spinal cord. The damage may result 

in pain, paralysis, weakness, and stiffness in the back, shoulders, extremities and characteristic sensory 
deficit. In view of the insidious and widespread dissemination of leprosy, its discrimination from the diseases with close 
resemblance is a matter of considerable importance. It is important to suspect and recognize syringomyelia in a country like India where Hansen’s disease is highly endemic to execute proper treatment. We are presenting a case of syringomyelia which is one of the rare differential diagnoses for leprosy. 

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Dr. Sanjiv Choudhary, Dr. Prashant Mahajan Bilateral Claw Hands With Trophic Changes: Syringomyelia Orleprosy–A Diagnostic Dilemma Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.5, Issue : 4 April 2015


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