clonus

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convulsion characterized by alternating contractions and relaxations

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They reported the most sensitive test was an exaggerated patellar tendon reflex (94%), followed by the Hoffmann sign (81%), Babinski sign (53%), and ankle clonus (35%).
Clinicians that only use Babinski sign and ankle clonus in the lower extremities to evaluate for the possibility of upper motor neuron disease should consider expanding the scope of their neurologic evaluation.
There was unsustained ankle clonus and both plantars were up going.
Reflexes were brisk with bilateral spontaneous ankle clonus of both ankles.
Physical examination revealed left ankle clonus, positive Babinski sign on the left, and left lower extremity weakness.