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Wernicke-Mann hemiplegia

Alternative eponyms

  • Wernicke-Mann paralysis
  • Wernicke-Mann symptom complex
  • Wernicke-Mann syndrome

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A posture anomaly with partial hemiplegia of the extremities characterized by typical posture and gait disorders.

Description

A posture anomaly with partial hemiplegia of the extremities characterized by typical posture and gait disorders. The hand and finger is held adduced with the lower armed flexed, the leg is stretched with plantar flexion of the foot, so that it moves in a curved way. It is caused by lesions of the central nervous system resulting in contralateral spastic paralysis of the muscles of upper and lower limbs and face.

Bibliography

  • K. Wernicke:
    Zur Kenntnis der cerebralen Hemiplegie.
    Berliner klinische Wochenschrift, 1889, 26: 969-970.
  • L. Mann:
    Klinische und anatomische Beiträge zur Lehre von der spinalen Hemiplegie.
    Deutsche Zeitschrift für Nervenheilkunde, Berlin, 1896, 10: 1-66.

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