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VOLUME 26 , ISSUE 4 ( December, 2015 ) > List of Articles


Stroke Presenting as an Isolated Hand Palsy

Y Nandabir Singh, G. Sonachand Sharma, Alex T Touthang, Kh Tamphleima

Citation Information : Nandabir Singh Y, Sharma GS, Touthang AT, Tamphleima K. Stroke Presenting as an Isolated Hand Palsy. Indian J Phy Med Rehab 2015; 26 (4):117-118.

DOI: 10.5005/ijopmr-26-4-117

Published Online: 00-12-2015

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Isolated hand palsy also known as ‘pseudoperipheral palsy’ is a rare presentation of ischaemic stroke, often mistaken for peripheral nerve lesion. Here, we report a 13 years old young girl presented with sudden onset right hand palsy without any typical features of either upper motor lesion or lower motor lesion. Ischaemic stroke caused by embolic infarct of left precentral gyrus was the possible cause for her. She was managed with physiotherapy interventions including electrical stimulation, strengthening, grip exercise etc. Such an isolated hand palsy resulting from stroke is a rarely reported entity.

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