Dejerine-Klumpke syndrome

Klump·ke pal·sy

an obstetric palsy with paralysis of the muscles of the distal forearm and hand (all ulnar innervated muscles, plus the more distal radial and median-innervated muscles), caused by a lesion of the lower trunk of the brachial plexus, or of the C8 and T1 cervical roots.
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De·je·rine-Klump·ke syn·drome

(dĕ-zhĕ-rēn' klump'kĕ sin'drōm)
Injury or lesion of the inner cord of the brachial plexus; marked by numbness, hyperesthesia, pain on the ulnar side of the arm, and atrophy of hand muscles with eventual paralysis. Also associated with vision defects and Horner syndrome.
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Augusta, French neurologist, 1859-1927.
Dejerine-Klumpke palsy - Synonym(s): Klumpke palsy
Dejerine-Klumpke syndrome - Synonym(s): Klumpke palsy
Klumpke palsy - a type of brachial birth palsy in which there is paralysis of the muscles of the distal forearm and hand. Synonym(s): Dejerine-Klumpke palsy; Dejerine-Klumpke syndrome; Klumpke paralysis
Klumpke paralysis - Synonym(s): Klumpke palsy
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