Which nerve pathologies affect
c) peripheral nerves
d) spinal cord
c) Peripheral neuropathy
Which nerve modalities can be affected by peripheral neuropathy?
Peripheral nerves are (UMN/LMN), so which signs would you see?
What is pseudoathetosis?
Proprioceptive drift, problem with large fibre sensory nerves
What is a classic example of peripheral mononeuropathy?
Carpal tunnel syndrome
What is a symmetrical peripheral neuropathy, associated with age, with a classic glove and stocking distribution?
Length dependent peripheral neuropathy
Which peripheral neuropathy presents as a patchy distribution of mononeuropathies?
Sciatica is an example of a ____.
Can MS cause peripheral demyelination?
No, involves CNS only
An apical lung tumour causing diffuse upper arm weakness / paralysis would be an example of a ___.
brachial plexus compression
What is a demyelinating neuropathy which presents as acute-onset paralysis affecting the whole body (paraplegia) and pain?
When do the symptoms of GBS peak?
Which infection has a strong association with the onset of GBS?
causing a gastroenteritis
How is GBS treated?
Wait it out, make sure patient can be ventilated and keep an eye on ECG for arrythmias
supposedly comes up in exams so look over it
a) axonal i.e age-related
a) Supportive; OT, physio etc.