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141 Possible Causes for Abnormal Gait, Positive Romberg Sign

  • Tabes Dorsalis

    gait (see GAIT DISORDERS, NEUROLOGIC), OPTIC ATROPHY; Argyll-Robertson pupils, hypotonia, hyperreflexia, and trophic joint degeneration (Charcot's Joint; see ARTHROPATHY,[] ., sudden, brief, and severe stab-like pain Physical exam Argyll-Robertson pupil absent lower extremity reflexes impaired vibratory and propioception sense positive Romberg[] […] the initial infection and is characterized by lightening-like pains in the lower extremities, URINARY INCONTINENCE; ATAXIA; severely impaired position and vibratory sense, abnormal[]

  • Pernicious Anemia

    Neurological symptoms may include muscular weakness and abnormal gait.[] , lack of coordination and muscle coordination (ataxia), impaired fine finger movement, positive Babinski’s and Romberg’s signs, light-headedness, altered vision (diplopia[] gait PNS Manifestations Neuropathy motor-sensory polyneuropathy (parasthesias, numbness and weakness) mononeuropathy (optic or olfactory) autonomic neuropathy (impotence,[]

  • Subacute Combined Degeneration of Spinal Cord

    Gait was unremarkable, reflexes were normal: There were no pyramidal tract symptoms, no pareses and no mental abnormalities.[] ; and a positive Romberg test.[] Numbness of the limbs and trunk is an early symptom; weakness, clumsiness and spasticity, abnormal reflexes, gait ataxia develop later.[]

  • Ataxia Telangiectasia

    A baby girl, normal at birth, manifested abnormalities of gait and persistent watery nasal discharge before the age of 2 years.[] In addition, the spinal signs involving posterior and lateral columns along the positive Romberg's sign (inability to maintain balance when the eyes are shut and feet are[] Most begin walking on time, but as noted, many have abnormal gaits that may be constistently wobbly and unsteady.[]

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

    , abnormal Romberg test , (Fig. 6) thigh pain following 30 seconds of lumbar extension, and neuromuscular abnormalities [46]; however, Fritz et al state physical examination[] Romberg sign (the nerve pathways for proprioception travel through the dorsal columns that can be affected by spinal stenosis). 13 Motor findings are generally mild.[] […] nerve dysfunction. [12] (level of evidence 3B) Katz et al report physical examination findings most strongly associated with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) include wide-based gait[]

  • Cerebellar Hemorrhage

    The patient exhibited horizontal nystagmus and a positive Romberg sign, with a tendency to fall to the left.[] There was no nuchal rigidity, and localizing neurologic signs were absent.[]

  • Vitamin E Deficiency

    , areflexia, ophthalmoplegia, and disturbances of gait, proprioception, and vibration.[] Romberg sign) A nodding movement of the head (titubation) Decreased visual sharpness (acuity) Positive Babinski sign (upward movement of the big toe and fanning of the feet[] About Vitamin E Deficiency: A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of vitamin e in the diet, characterised by posterior column and spinocerebellar tract abnormalities[]

  • Machado-Joseph Disease

    The majority of patients develop gait abnormalities and a series of other neurological symptoms between the ages of 20 and 40.[] Babinski sign; inaccurate nose touch, inaccurate heel-knee-tibia test, sensory disturbance of limb extremities; positive Romberg's sign; tuning fork hypopallesthesia of both[] The gait is abnormal due to spasticity and speech is slurred because of spastic weakness in the throat muscles.[]

  • Cerebral Toxoplasmosis

    He had an unsteady gait, a positive Romberg's sign, decreased plantar reflex on the right and decreased visual acuity in both eyes.[] On examination, the patient was afebrile and had essentially stable vital signs. There were no cardiac murmurs and his chest was clear to auscultation.[]

  • Neurosyphilis

    Abnormal gait 2. Blindness 3. Confusion 4. Dementia 5. Depression 6. Headache 7. Inability to walk 8. Irritable 9. Numbness in toes, feet, or legs 10.[] He had Babinski reflex present in the left foot, positive Romberg sign, and walked with a wide base.[] (sensory ataxia, positive Romberg’s sign), areflexia, sluggish pupils(early), autonomic and sphincter dysfunction Chronic Myeloradiculopathy The role of the polymerase chain[]

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