37 Possible Causes for Lhermitte's Sign in USA

    • Lead Poisoning
      Lhermitte's Sign
    • Platybasia
      Lhermitte's Sign
    • Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
      Lhermitte's Sign
    • Pernicious Anemia
      Lhermitte's Sign
    • Narrow Cervical Spinal Canal
      Lhermitte's Sign
    • Cervical Spondylosis
      Lhermitte's Sign

      Lhermitte sign: feeling of electrical shock with patient neck flexion Reduced range of motion of the neck, the most frequent objective finding on physical examination MRI … Flexion of the neck may cause a generalized “electric shock-like” sensation down the center of the back, 10 referred to as Lhermitte's sign ( Table 1 ) . … […] symptoms Clumsy or weak hands Leg weakness or stiffness Neck stiffness Pain in shoulders or arms Unsteady gait Common signs Atrophy of the hand musculature Hyperreflexia Lhermitte's[1] [2]

    • Subacute Combined Degeneration of Spinal Cord
      Lhermitte's Sign
    • Multiple Sclerosis
      Lhermitte's Sign

      Uhthoff's phenomenon, a worsening of symptoms due to exposure to higher than usual temperatures, and Lhermitte's sign, an electrical sensation that runs down the back when[3]

    • Intussusception

      sign (an “electric shock” sensation down the spine and/or to the extremities when the neck is flexed forward) Weakness of the arms and legs Orthostatic hypotension (dizziness … […] difficulty swallowing or talking due to loss of muscle control) Dizziness Loss of sensation Cranial nerve disturbance Loss of the ability to know how joints are positioned Lhermitte'sLhermitte's sign (a tingling on neck movement, flexion in this case) can be demonstrated at any stage.[4] [5]

    • Myelopathy

      sign: - paresthesias or leg weakness exacerbated by neck flexion; - men may be cursed by this as they attempt to urinate; - ref: Lhermitte's sign: Review with special emphasis … […] hyper-reflexia, and frank clonus in lower extremities; - posterior cord involvement: causes decline in ability to walk, apparent ataxia; - loss of lower extremity proprioception; - Lhermitte's … Alarmingly, the inconsistency of the presence of neck pain, and Lhermitte's sign (cervical flexion and extension producing electric shocks down the arm and leg) was noted.[6] [7]

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