Claw Hand: Causes, Diagnosis & Treatments
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What causes claw hand? 4 possible conditions

Claw hand is a condition in which your fingers are noticeably curved or bent. One or more of your fingers on one or both hands may be affected. The condition gets its name because the curvature of the fingers makes the hands resemble a bear’s claw. Claw... Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Muscular Dystrophies

Muscular dystrophies are a group of inherited diseases that damage and weaken your muscles over time. This damage and weakness is due to the lack of a protein.

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2

Leprosy

Leprosy is a chronic, progressive bacterial infection that can cause disfigurement and disability if left untreated.

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3

Charcot Marie Tooth Disease

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is an inherited peripheral nerve disorder. The peripheral nerves are located on the surface of the brain and the spinal cord. These nerves connect the central nervous system to the res...

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Birth Defects

Find information on birth defects, including what causes them, how they're diagnosed, and how they can be prevented.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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