Roussy Levy hereditary areflexic dystasia
An inherited ataxia (incoordination) involving muscle wasting, kyphoscoliosis and absence of tendon reflexes.
* Walking difficulty * Clumsiness * Hand tremor * Mental deficiency * Muscle wasting in legs * Muscle wasting in hands * Incoordination * Clawfoot * Absence of tendon reflexes * Kyphoscoliosis * Sensory changes * Degeneration of spinal cord radicular areas * Degeneration of spinal cord posterior roots
* Orthopedic issues affecting the foot, ankle, leg, knee, or hip * Peripheral neuropathy (sensory and/or motor) –Slapping gait: Sensory neuropathies may result in a tendency to slap the feet firmly against the ground to improve proprioceptive input –Steppage gait: Seen in patients with foot drop –The classic tabetic gait combines both stepping and slapping gaits * Mononeuropathy/radiculopathy affecting the lower extremities may result in gait abnormalities (e.g., either a peroneal neuropathy or L5 radiculopathy can cause a unilateral steppage gait) Myelopathy –Patients with bilateral lower extremity weakness and hypertonicity secondary to a spinal cord lesion may exhibit a spastic gait with stiffness of both legs and a tendency toward scissoring of the legs with walking Brainstem or cortical lesions (e.g., multiple sclerosis , CVA) –Most commonly result in a hemiparetic gait with circumduction of the weak leg Cerebellar lesions –Result in an ataxic gait, which tends to be wide-based, irregular, and staggering
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