from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A halt or lameness in a person's walk; a limp.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A temporary cramp-like pain in the calf muscles.
- n. A specific limp caused by this pain.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A halting or limping.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A halting or limping; a limp.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet
Intermittent claudication occurs when blood in the leg is not feeding its target, according to Dr. Thomas Maldonado, associate professor of surgery at New York University Langone Medical Center.
Patients with PAD typically present with symptoms known as claudication or rest pain.
- called claudication - is angina in the legs and puts you at risk of heart attacks are often due to disease resulting from narrowing of arteries of the heart and that people should be aware that this disease can be widespread throughout the body.
An estimated two million Americans are affected by claudication—a burning calf-muscle pain caused by a buildup of arterial plaque from a condition known as aortoiliac peripheral artery disease PAD.
However, more stent than exercise subjects reported having no claudication symptoms.
About 10% of PAD patients have a severe form of leg pain, known as claudication.
Anyway, I went over several subjects in my Harrison's and Currents after posting, trying to figure out something else, but I kept coming back to claudication.
I've been thinking about this case for a while, and I also kept coming back to claudication, but was stumped by the negative Ankle Brachial Index.
I don't know that I would have diagnosed this either, after the first study, I didn't even think about ischemia/claudication.
I suspect that -- despite all the warnings I tried to give -- this was approached as a "clinical puzzle" type of case; ie, claudication was considered "ruled out" by the first test.