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convulsion characterized by alternating contractions and relaxations

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At six month follow-up she had no gait disturbance, resolution of clonus, normalization of reflexes, and complete resolution of her pain symptoms.
The chi-square test was used for the comparison of dichotomous variables between orthosis/support/wheelchair users and non-users (gender, presence of sacral sparing, spasticity, clonus, modification of orthosis, ability to attach and remove by him/herself, ambulation level).
Further, the high specificity seen in both clonus and Babinski was possibly due to the fact the all of the subjects were referred to a spine surgeon for surgical evaluation.
Spasticity in SCI has three distinct characteristics: (1) clonus and tendon hyperreflexia, (2) muscle hypertonia, and (3) flexor and extensor muscle spasms [9].
Later symptoms of cognitive impairment include severe memory loss, speech arrest, poor judgment, incontinence, paraplegia, clonus, and severe depression or mania (Keithley, 2010).
Her neurologist, Paul Hoffman, MD, examined her, testing for ankle clonus (repetitive muscle contractions), watching as she walked and checking her leg for numbness.
Abdullah Al-Nabhan, who performed surgery on the 29-year-old man's legs, said he had no feeling in his legs, which is medically known as tonus and clonus.
The resultant seizures were scored as follows: Stage 0 (no response); Stage 1 (hyperactivity, restlessness and vibrissae twitching); Stage 2 (head nodding, head clonus and myoclonic jerks); Stage 3 (unilateral or bilateral limb clonus); Stage 4 (forelimb clonic seizures); Stage 5 (generalized clonic seizures with falling).
There was unsustained ankle clonus and both plantars were up going.
TABLE 1 Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease classification criteria Definite Probable Sporadic CJD Requires tissue diagnosis Requires a rapidly progressive dementia and at least two of the following four--myo- clonus, visual or cerebellar problems, pyramidal or extra- pyramidal features and akinetic mutism.
Weakness in an affected limb, progressing to spasticity, hyper-reflexia, clonus, extensor plantar responses and muscle contractures may be present.
Moderate toxicity may involve hyperactive bowel sounds; hypertension; high body temperature of 104[degrees] Fahrenheit or greater; overactive reflexes or clonus in the lower extremities; and mental status changes such as hypervigilance and agitation.
greater than NDPA Item or equal to] 2 Neurological Aspect 23% General tone 100% Deep Tendon Reflexes 0% Clonus 0% Resting tremor 0% Intention tremor 3% Involuntary movements 3% Associated reactions 27% Visual Aspect 50% Optokinetic nystagmus 27% Strabismus 33% Head eye dissociation 57% Visual fixation 0% Eye follow 67% Convergence 43% Gaze fixation and release 23% Fast eye follow 27% Tactile Aspect 95% Reaction to touch 30% Tactile awareness 7% Body localisation 87% Hand localisation 67% Simultaneous stimulation 70% Stereognosis 7% Vestibular Function Aspect 87% Vest.