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Strümpell's sign III

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A pyramidal sign occurring in spastic syndrome. Forced hyperextension of the great toes when sick person tries to draw his spastic paralysed leg (against resistance) towards his body. Equivalent to sign I.


  • E. A. G. G. von Strümpell:
    Zur Kenntnis der Haut- und Sehnenreflexe bei Nervenkranken.
    Deutsche Zeitschrift für Nervenheilkunde, Berlin, 1899, 15: 254-273.

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