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16 Possible Causes for Brisk Tendon Reflexes, Unilateral Arm Weakness

  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy

    However, brisk tendon reflexes were found in 9% of patients, even in the weakened limbs.[emedicine.medscape.com] […] deep tendon reflexes.[jscimedcentral.com] (pathognomonic of MMN) • Deep tendon reflexes – normal (20%) brisk (8%) • Respiratory insufficiency due to phrenic nerve involvement (rare) 11.[slideshare.net]

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    At entry, neurological examination showed impaired vision in the left eye with normal pupillary light reflex, brisk deep tendon reflexes.[dx.doi.org] At entry, neurological examination revealed left hypoesthesia with D5–D6 level, reduction of superficial abdominal reflexes to the left side, brisk deep tendon reflexes, no[dx.doi.org]

  • Mononeuritis Multiplex

    Deep tendon reflexes were brisk in the lower extremities with flexor plantar response.[shmabstracts.com]

  • Anterior Cerebral Artery Occlusion

    All deep tendon jerks were brisk. Gegenhalten and grasp reflex were present bilaterally. Sensations could not be tested.[neurologyindia.com] ACA stroke syndrome presents as 1,2,3 : dysarthria, aphasia unilateral contralateral motor weakness (leg/shoulder arm/hand/face) minimal sensory changes (two-point discrimination[radiopaedia.org]

  • Cervical Myelopathy

    Findings suggestive of myelopathy include brisk, deep tendon reflexes, an upgoing plantar reflex (Babinski sign), reflex contraction of the thumb induced by tapping the dorsal[cmaj.ca]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    Deep tendon reflexes were brisk in the 4 limbs with diffuse fasciculations and amyotrophy.[dx.doi.org] Patient A was a 71-year-old man who presented with unilateral arm weakness and wasting.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Her tendon reflexes were brisk, and Babinski's sign was positive. She was diagnosed with probable amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hemiparesis

    He had moderate weakness including the face, spasticity with brisk deep tendon reflexes and Babinski sign, and impaired vibration and position sense, all on the right side[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Hemiplegic Gait The patient stands with unilateral weakness on the affected side, arm flexed, adducted and internally rotated.[stanford25.wordpress.com]

  • Infantile Hemiplegia

    Central nervous system examination revealed normal cranial nerve examinations and spasticity of right upper and lower limbs with brisk deep tendon reflexes.[pediatricneurosciences.com] Hemiplegic Gait The patient stands with unilateral weakness on the affected side, arm flexed, adducted and internally rotated.[web.archive.org]

  • Herpes Simplex Encephalitis

    Neurological examination revealed left hemiparesis with hypertonia in all the limbs, brisk tendon reflexes and bilateral extensor plantar response.[neurologyindia.com] Other symptoms were dysphasia (six patients), anosmia (six), dysarthria (five), dysphagia (three), and unilateral arm weakness (two).[jnnp.bmj.com]

  • Distal Myopathy Type 3

    reflexes: Brisk Morphology Face: Long; Pointed nose & chin Microcephaly Fingers: Tapering Height & Weight: Low Feet: Pes cavus; Abnormal toe separation Strabismus Distal[neuromuscular.wustl.edu] Bilateral weakness H/o HTN , dyslipidaemia DM Weakness of the involved arm Head CT Normal Normal Neuropathic GBS [27] 18 350 Proximal Ascending paralysis Precedes a gastrointestinal[wikidoc.org] reflexes: May be brisk Course: Slow progression (3 decades) Scapuloperoneal SMA Other CNS: Normal Electrodiagnostic EMG: Ongoing & Chronic denervation NCV: Normal Myopathy[neuromuscular.wustl.edu]

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