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- noun medicine
weaknessof the musclesof all four limbs
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Russian orphans don't typically suffer from a deficit of medical care: If anything, physicians tend to overdiagnose them with dozens of labels, such as intestinal dysbacteriosis, pyramidal insufficiency and spastic tetraparesis, which have no meaning to my American colleagues (who, upon examining the children, often find them to be healthy).
She then showed a sudden-onset loss of consciousness, horizontal and vertical gaze palsy [unable to move eyes up-down or sideways], tetraparesis [paralysis of all four extremities] and bilateral miosis
In our present case, the patient's constellation of symptoms (sudden-onset loss of consciousness, horizontal and vertical gaze palsy, tetraparesis and bilateral miosis and coma) is highly indicative of a brainstem lesion most likely of vascular origin.
If the cortico-spinal tracts were affected, then tetraparesis is possible.
In the case presented here, a 52-year old, White man, the progression of the disease to tetraparesis and respiratory failure, in addition to having the patient on chronic mechanical ventilation support, provided additional challenges to the handling team.