Chapter

The Neurologic Examination

Douglas J. Gelb

in Introduction to Clinical Neurology

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780199734849
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199323029 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199734849.003.0002
The Neurologic Examination

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Chapter 2 discusses the neurologic examination, and covers how a careful history can elicit most of the information necessary to localize a patient's lesion, using follow up open-ended questions with questions that focus on specific nervous system pathways. It also addresses how precise questions may differentiate between proximal and distal weakness, horizontal and vertical diplopia, monocular and binocular visual loss, aphasia and dysarthria, and so forth, and the importance of performing a neurologic examination regardless of the accuracy and detail of the history.

Chapter.  16129 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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