International Journal of Neurology and Brain Disorders
A Patient with Isolated Hand Weakness
Department of Neurology, Penn State University, Hershey, PA, USA
Elisabeth Lucassen. Department of Neurology, Penn State University, Hershey, PA, USA. Tel: 717-531-1804; Fax: 717-531-4694; E-mail: email@example.com
Lucassen, B. E., et al. A Patient with Acute Isolated Hand Weakness Due To Cortical Ischemic Damage.(2015) Int J Neurol Brain Disord 2(2): 1- 2.
© 2015 Lucassen, B. E. This is an Open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
KeywordsHand knob syndrome; Stroke; Weakness
Small cortical strokes can produce symptoms mimicking those from peripheral nerve diseases. In cases where the presentation is sudden in onset and limited to monparesis of a limb, especially affecting the distal muscles, the diagnosis of a central nervous system lesion should be considered.