Also known as Swelling Of Arm, Swollen Arm, and Upper Extremity Swelling
Arm swelling is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.
The most common causes of arm swelling are pyogenic skin infection, bruise, and fracture of the arm. Other possible causes, such as thrombophlebitis, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with arm swelling, 82% report having arm pain, 69% report having abnormal appearing skin, and 29% report having hand or finger swelling.
Patients with arm swelling often receive radiographic imaging procedure, complete blood count, plain x-ray, glucose measurement, kidney function tests, electrolytes panel, intravenous fluid replacement and application of splint .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with arm swelling include vancomycin, saquinavir, exemestane (aromasin), dopamine, urea, imipenem, ertapenem, dobutamine, clavulanate / ticarcillin, fondaparinux (arixtra), piperacillin (zosyn), neomycin (septa) and ceftazidime .