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5 Possible Causes for Grasp Reflex in Adults

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  • Multi-Infarct Dementia

    In spite of a burgeoning literature on the association of Down's syndrome with Alzheimer's disease, the occurrence of multi-infarct dementia has largely been overlooked. A 55-year-old woman with Down's syndrome in whom a dementing process was associated with evidence of significant cerebrovascular disease is[…][]

  • Hydrocephalus

    Variable difficulty in walking, sucking and grasping reflexes in adults may occur.[] Patients with NPH may exhibit increased reflexes and Babinski response in one or both feet.[] Papilledema, failure of upward gaze, unsteady gait, large head, sixth nerve palsy and Macewen sign may be observed in examination of children and adults.[]

  • Pellagra

    Pellagra is caused by nicotinic acid deficiency; it is rarely encountered in developed countries, and it is mainly related to poverty and malnutrition, as well as with chronic alcoholism. We report the case of an alcoholic patient who was diagnosed with pellagra and administered B-complex vitamin tablets that did not[…][]

  • Frontal Lobe Neoplasm

    A frontal lobe neoplasm might present with an array of symptoms that are collectively included in the "frontal lobe syndrome". Personality and abrupt emotional changes (aggression, apathy, impulsive behavior), and an overall decline of the functions for which the frontal lobe is crucial - planning, judgment, attention,[…][]

  • Alzheimer Disease

    Presenilin 1 (PSEN1) mutations are the main cause of autosomal dominant Early-onset Alzheimer Disease (EOAD). Among them, deletions of exon 9 have been reported to be associated with a phenotype of spastic paraparesis. Using exome data from a large sample of 522 EOAD cases and 584 controls to search for[…][]

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