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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Children.
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PMID:  24125813     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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BACKGROUND: Carpal tunnel syndrome or median neuropathy at the wrist is a rare condition in children. Of the reported patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, mucopolysaccharidoses and the mucolipidoses are the most common causes.
PATIENTS: We report 13 patients between the ages of 2 and 17 years of age with carpal tunnel syndrome.
RESULTS: Mucopolysaccharidoses was the cause in one child. In other children, trauma to the median nerve, malformations of the wrist, brachial plexopathy, obesity, inherited susceptibility to pressure palsies (PMP 22 gene deletion), and family history of median neuropathy at the wrist were identified. All patients had hand pain, numbness, and paresthesias in their hands. The nerve conduction studies showed prolongation of median sensory nerve latency and distal motor latency in median nerve.
CONCLUSIONS: Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs in children and a variety of risk factors predispose to its occurrence.
Authors:
Lamar Davis; V V Vedanarayanan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-10-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-5150     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Neurol.     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-10-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508183     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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Department of Pediatrics, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi.
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