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dc.contributor.authorShaker, Hayam K.eng
dc.contributor.authorMackler, Leslieeng
dc.date.issued2005-09eng
dc.description.abstractLeg cramps are very common (strength of recommendation [SOR]: C, case series), and most cases have no detectable cause (SOR: C, expert opinion). Arterial vascular disease and neurological diseases are more prevalent among male patients with leg cramps (SOR: C, small case series). History and physical should focus on detecting precipitating factors for iron deficiency anemia (gastrointestinal bleeding, frequent blood donations, menorrhagia), electrolyte imbalance (renal disease, fluid losses), endocrine disorders (thyroid, Addison's disease), neuromuscular disorders (neuropathies and myopathies), and medication use (antidepressants and diuretics). Laboratory testing is guided by the history and physical and may include ferritin, electrolytes, blood sugar, magnesium, zinc, creatinine, blood urea nitrogen, liver function test, and thyroid-stimulating hormone (SOR: C, expert opinion and nonsystematic review).eng
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Family Practice, 54(9) 2005: 817-818.eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/3348eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherFamily Physicians Inquiries Networkeng
dc.relation.ispartofClinical Inquiries, 2005 (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. School of Medicine. Department of Family and Community Medicine. Family Physicians Inquiries Networkeng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.eng
dc.subjectarterial vascular diseaseeng
dc.subjectiron deficiency anemiaeng
dc.subjectneurological diseaseeng
dc.subject.lcshArteries -- Diseaseseng
dc.subject.lcshIron Deficiency Anemiaeng
dc.subject.lcshLeg -- Diseaseseng
dc.titleWhat is the diagnostic approach to a patient with leg cramps?eng
dc.typeArticleeng


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