Neurological Focal Deficits Cheat Sheet

A focal neurologic deficit is a problem with nerve, spinal cord, or brain function. It affects a specific location, such as the left side of the face, right arm, or even a small area such as the tongue. Speech, vision, and hearing problems are also considered focal neurological deficits. The type, location, and severity of the problem can indicate which area of the brain or nervous system is affected.

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Neurological Focal Deficits: 10’S

  • Sugar (hypo, hyper)
  • Stroke
  • Seizure (Todd’s paralysis)
  • Subdural hematoma
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Space occupying lesion (tumor, avm, aneurysm, abscess)
  • Spinal cord syndromes
  • Somatoform (conversion reaction)
  • Sclerosis (MS)
  • Some migraines

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