Babinski's sign


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Babinski's sign

An extension and fanning out of the toes when the sole of the foot is stroked firmly with a pointed object. This reaction, instead of the normal curling up of the toes, indicates damage to the motor system above the level of the spinal nerves and is common in STROKE. (Joseph François Babinski, 1857–1932, French neurologist).
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He also had mild paresis in his left lower extremity DTR was globally normoactive with a positive Babinski's sign on the left side.
A central lesion can be suspected in patients with upper motor neuron signs such as positive Babinski's sign, hyperreflexia or clonus.
Physical examination found brisk reflexes, the positive Babinski's sign bilaterally and elevated tone at the lower extremities.