dagger]) Upper motor neuron signs included increased tone, increased reflexes, Babinski sign
, or abnormally slow finger or foot taps, and patterns of weakness included hemiparesis or weakness preferentially involving the distal extensor muscles.
Ankle clonus and patellar clonus were positive bilaterally as was the Babinski sign
On physical examination, the presence of pain in the lower back was evident, becoming more intense with flexion-extension movements; muscle strength was found at 4/5 in the lower left limb, as well as a positive Babinski sign
was positive in 11 (39%) of patients (Table 4).
Another aid to diagnosis is the Babinski Sign
which is carried out by stroking the soles of the feet, which results in the hallux dorsiflexing, and the lesser toes spreading apart instead of the normal reflex action which would result in all five toes plantar flexing (11).
Check for disinhibition of primitive reflexes, eg, abnormal grasp or snout response or Babinski sign
On medical examination, he was febrile and comatose with hemiplegia of the left side, paresis of the right upper limb, a normal response to tendon reflexes, and a Babinski sign
on the left side.
Neurological examination revealed mild weakness, decreased sensation to light touch, hyperreflexia, and a positive Babinski sign
on the left.
was positive on the right side but negative on the left side.
She had normal pedal pulses and no Babinski sign
, but her knee and ankle reflexes were absent.
Thus the Babinski sign
became one of the most widely used neurological signs, by neurologists and other physicians.
There was a positive Babinski sign
on the right foot and an indifferent Babinski sign
on the left.