The MOAN (Musculo-Osteo-Arthro-Neuropathic) syndrome

Authors

  • Sanjay Kalra Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital, Karnal, India
  • Vijay Kumar Department of Geriatric Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi, India.
  • Nitin Kapoor Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Christian Medical College, Vellore (TN) -632004, India, and Non Communicable Disease Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.022-37

Abstract

We share the concept of a multisystemic syndrome which affects the muscle, bone, joints and nerves, in varying manners. The MOAN (musculo-osteo-arthro-neuropathic) syndrome highlights the close relationship between these four organ-systems, and their contribution to each other's health and disease. The mnemonic MOAN also underscores the discomfort and pain associated with the condition and encourages health professionals to address these patients in a holistic manner, rather than just addressing one of the components.

Keywords: Arthritis, Diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Endocrinology, Geriatrics, Neuropathy, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Peripheral neuropathy, Sacropenia.

Published

2022-03-24

How to Cite

Sanjay Kalra, Vijay Kumar, & Nitin Kapoor. (2022). The MOAN (Musculo-Osteo-Arthro-Neuropathic) syndrome. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 72(2), 373–374. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.022-37

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PRIMARY CARE DIABETES

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