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A Case of an Older Woman Who Cannot Lift Her Right Foot

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Elizabeth Walsh, Aug 23, 2008.

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  1. Elizabeth Walsh

    Elizabeth Walsh Active Member


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  2. David Wedemeyer

    David Wedemeyer Well-Known Member

    Given the slow progression of symptoms and asymmetric pattern of ascending spinothalamic and descending tracts, I would suggest Syringomyelia vs. upper motor neuron insult due to stroke or neoplasm.
     
  3. David Wedemeyer

    David Wedemeyer Well-Known Member

    I reread this today and found that there was a great deal more history and discussion available. I have a family member with Buerger's Disease, it is a horrible condition. There are various vasculitides and they are often difficult to diagnose according to a friend who is a neurologist.
     
  4. Elizabeth Walsh

    Elizabeth Walsh Active Member

    David,

    I didn't post the full article as it seemed too long.

    Despite not having read the full history of this case,
    your diagnosis demonstrated a wealth of knowledge anyway!

    It's good to see a chiropractor contributing to the arena.:drinks

    Elizabeth
     
  5. David Wedemeyer

    David Wedemeyer Well-Known Member

    Hello Elizabeth

    Thank you for posting that I enjoy differential dx puzzles. The truth is patients such as that one would be promptly referred out but I do see a variety of neurologic complaints, often as a first contact.

    And thank you the compliment and warm welcome.

    David
     
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