monoplegia


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Related to monoplegia: diplegia, panplegia, triplegia

monoplegia

[‚män·ə′plē·jē·ə]
(medicine)
Paralysis involving a single limb, muscle, or group of muscles.
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Monoplegia affects one limb of the child's body; diplegia, both of the child's legs; triplegia, one arm and both legs.
Monoplegia means one limb, arm or leg, is affected.
Thirty-nine (9.5%) had no hemiplegia or monoplegia, being admitted with dysphasia, dysarthria or purely sensory stroke.
of Patients Percentage (%) Status Epilepticus 12 44.44% Visual aura 5 18.51% Glasgow Coma Scale * < 8 4 14.81% * 9-12 5 18.51% * 13-15 18 66.66% Cranial Nerve Examination * Intact 25 92.59% * Involved VI & VII 2 7.40% cranial nerve Fundus Examination * Early hypertensive changes 4 14.81% * Bilateral Papilloedema 9 33.33% * Bilateral secondary 1 3.7% optic atrophy Bilateral macular 1 3.7% degeneration * Within normal Limit Position of Limb, Deformity and Focal Neurological Deficit * Hemiplegia 3 11.11% * Monoplegia 1 3.7% * Quadriplegia 1 3.7% * Within normal limit 22 81.48% Deep Reflexes * Diminished 18 66.66% * Normal 3 11.11% * Brisk 6 22.22% Sign of Meningeal Irritation * Present 3 11.11% * Absent 24 88.88% Table 5.
[sup][51] Patients usually present with acute deterioration of neurologic functions such as monoplegia, paraplegia or quadriplegia.
In 2002, he experienced a sudden monoplegia of the right arm which was not accompanied by the other symptoms, which also cleared up gradually.
Four persons (3 with tetra- or quadriplegia [patients 14, 15, and 31] and 1 with monoplegia [patient 37]) had achieved near-baseline strength (trace weakness on MMT) in affected limbs and reported little or no functional difficulty.