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Abasia


Presentation

  • Present day literature was consulted as well. Blocq reviewed what was known about astasia abasia in two papers.[onlinelibrary.wiley.com]
  • In this paper, the main clinical characteristics of both psychogenic and non-psychogenic astasia-abasia are presented and discussed. Copyright 2009 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • She was born in Philadephia and her family history presented a number of interesting features. One of three of her sisters living was paralyzed[jamanetwork.com]
  • Part two - Cardinal Manifestations and Presentation of Diseases Section 3 - Nervous System Dysfunction Olney, Richard K. Weakness, disorders of movement, and imbalance[en.wikipedia.org]
  • Part two - Cardinal Manifestations and Presentation of Diseases Section 3 - Nervous System Dysfunction Olney, Richard K.[wikiwand.com]
Physician
  • Patients exhibit an unusual and dramatic gait disturbance, lurching wildly in various directions and falling only when a nearby physician, family member, or soft object will catch them.[bionity.com]
  • ., French physician, 1860-1896. Blocq disease - the inability to either stand or walk in the normal manner. Synonym(s): astasia-abasia[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
  • A prompt and firm diagnosis on the basis of positive in addition to exclusion criteria is advocated, and a neurologic examination and appropriate laboratory tests are essential as a reassurance for both patient and treating physician.[pediatricneurologybriefs.com]
Malingering
  • Google Scholar Crossref Medline ISI Liddon SC Conversion hysteria versus malingering: a personal confession. Milit Med 1970 ;135: 286 - 8. Google Scholar Medline ISI[journals.sagepub.com]
Pathologist
  • AAPB American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists AASLD American Association for the Study of Liver Disease AAV Adeno Associated Virus ab Prefix meaning away from, from Ab Abbreviation for Antibody AB Abdominal Abacterial Free from bacteria[defineaz.com]
Inflammation
  • Abscess - A localized collection of pus buried in tissues, organs, or confined spaces of the body, often accompanied by swelling and inflammation and frequently caused by bacteria. Abasia : Hysterical inability to walk or stand.[defineaz.com]
Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Angina: Term used to describe recurrent, severe and sudden abdominal pain in the elderly. Abasia Loss or impairment of the power of walking.[defineaz.com]
Palpitations
  • WWF abasia 8 9 Found 22 words in 0.10892 seconds Abasia Sentence Examples From this same standpoint I have studied another case, a married woman of twenty-nine, with marked neurasthenic and hysterical symptoms (including astasia-abasia, anesthesias, palpitation[wordgamedictionary.com]
Asterixis
  • [Appleton1904] Ablepsy / Ablepsia ... astasia- abasia functional stance and gait characterized by bizarre movements, typically swaying wildly and nearly falling, but then recovering at the last minute asterixis sudden palmar flapping movement of the hands[defineaz.com]
Fear
  • See also Edit Astasia-abasia Basiphobia - fear of walking Stassiphobia - fear of standing References Edit The American Heritage Medical Dictionary. KMLE Medical Dictionary Definition of abasia.[psychology.wikia.org]
  • Examples of related phobias include a fear of walking and standing called stasiphobia, and basophobia or basiphobia, which is a phobia that occurs when a person is unable to stand for fear of walking and falling.[wisegeek.com]
  • Examples of related phobias include a fear of walking and standing called stasiphobia, and basophobia or basiphobia, which is a phobia that occurs when a person is unable to stand for fear of walking and falling.Symptomatic astasia-abasia has been associated[medigoo.com]
  • This advanced state is referred to as "hydrocephalic astasia-abasia". [1] Phobias [ edit ] Astasia and/or abasia are associated with the corresponding fears of walking and/or standing, variously called stasophobia, basophobia, stasiphobia, basiphobia,[en.wikipedia.org]
Forgetful
  • A Day to Forget 04:00 buy track 11. Arachnophobia 03:41 buy track 12. Panic Attack 03:05 buy track 13. Chin Ups 03:42 buy track 14. The 5 O'Clock News 04:27 buy track 15.[abasia.bandcamp.com]
Guillain-Barré Syndrome
  • An acquired total inability to stand and walk can be seen in true neurological diseases, including stroke, Parkinson's disease, damage to the cerebellum, GuillainBarré syndrome, normal pressure hydrocephalus and many others.[en.wikipedia.org]
Poor Coordination
  • Abasia is an inability to walk that is caused by poor coordination of muscles. There are several different classifications of abasia including choreic abasia, paralytic abasia, spastic abasia, trembling abasia, and ataxic abasia.[medfriendly.com]
Focal Neurologic Deficit
  • Before and directly after operation there were no focal neurological deficit, motor function (muscular strength, coordination) and the depth and surface sensibility were completely inconspicuous, no… CONTINUE READING[semanticscholar.org]

Treatment

  • Treatment: The most effective treatment of astasia-abasia seems to be a removal of stress inducing stimuli and allowing the patient to rest and regain strength.[medigoo.com]
  • If left without treatment, it can have a negative effect on personal relationships and in the sufferer's ability to work. Treatment for this condition may include, physical therapy, psychotherapy and even hypnosis. Related wiseGEEK Articles[wisegeek.com]

Prognosis

  • Clinical features of hysteria in children, with a note on prognosis: a two to seventeen year follow-up study of 41 patients. Nervous Child 1953 ;10: 246 - 71.[journals.sagepub.com]
  • Prognosis was considered favorable. Paul Blocq directed attention to psychogenic gait disorders by publishing a small case series on astasia abasia.[onlinelibrary.wiley.com]

Etiology

  • Camptocormia is characterized by exaggerated trunk flexion of functional etiology. Both patients demonstrated rapid resolution of symptoms after psychiatric intervention.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • […] astasia-abasia was considered a psychogenic gait disorder, but later on, the description of "high-order" gait disorders mimicking this pure functional deficit led authors to refer to "astasia-abasia" as a pure descriptive term, without a presupposed etiological[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Epidemiology

  • Hysterical neurosis, conversion type: clinical and epidemiological considerations. Acta Psychiatr Scand 1976 ;53: 119 - 38. Google Scholar Crossref Medline ISI Liddon SC Conversion hysteria versus malingering: a personal confession.[journals.sagepub.com]
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Pathophysiology

  • Moreover, he presented a formal delineation of the gait disorder and provided a pathophysiologic concept. Prognosis was considered favorable.[onlinelibrary.wiley.com]

Prevention

  • This rarely occurs as astasia-abasia patients will, in most instances, prevent themselves from actually falling by catching onto nearby objects.[wisegeek.com]
  • This would help patients with astasia-abasia maintain balance by preventing ankle dorsiflexion.Currently, physical therapy and rehabilitation are widely accepted as the best treatments for the symptoms of astasia-abasia.[medigoo.com]

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