It is important to ___ the lesion in any patient with a neuro problem.
Where can problems be found in neuro disease?
UMN, LMN if a motor problem
Muscle weakness can be either ___ or ___.
Muscle paralysis affecting several or all of the limbs indicate the problem is (focal / generalised).
Which muscles in the head and neck must be affected by a motor problem to call it truly global?
The muscle weakness seen in myaesthenia gravis is initially ___ and becomes ___.
focal > generalised
update UMN / LMN signs table
In UMN diseases, the deep tendon reflexes tend to be brisk.
In which acute situation would they be absent?
Reflexes temporarily lost below level of injury
What are some examples of sensory weakness seen in UMN disease?
umn vs lmn summary - useful
NMJ disease e.g Lambert-Eaton syndrome and myaesthenia gravis present with (motor / sensory) symptoms.
motor symptoms only
Which type of stroke causes contralateral leg weakness?
Anterior circulation stroke
Which type of stroke causes contralateral arm, head and neck muscle weakness?
Middle cerebral artery stroke
Muscle weakness below the level of an injury is characteristic of which location of lesion?
Diseases affecting which location cause purely fatiguable muscle problems?
integrate dermatomes, myotomes and exams