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Oppenheim's gait

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Gait in which there is a wide swinging motion of the head, body, and extremities.

Description

Gait in which there is a wide swinging motion of the head, body, and extremities. It is a variation of the gait seen in multiple sclerosis.

Bibliography

  • Lehrbuch der Nervenkrankheiten für Ärzte und Studierende.
    5th edition, 2 volumes, Berlin, S. Karger, 1908, page 381.

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