spastic diplegia


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spas·tic di·ple·gi·a

a type of cerebral palsy in which there is bilateral spasticity, with the lower limbs more severely affected. Compare: flaccid paralysis.

spastic diplegia

A feature of cerebral palsy, which affects both legs, often unequally, characterized by hip flexion and internal rotation, due to the overactivity of the iliopsoas, rectus femorus, hip adductors; knee extension, due to overactivity of hamstrings, especially medially, equinus deformity of foot with rearfoot eversion, due to overactivity of triceps surae and peronei. See Cerebral palsy.

spastic diplegia

SPASTIC PARALYSIS affecting both sides of the body equally, but usually affecting the legs more than the arms.

Erb,

Wilhelm Heinrich, German neurologist, 1840-1921.
Duchenne-Erb paralysis - Synonym(s): Erb palsy
Duchenne-Erb syndrome - Synonym(s): Erb palsy
Erb atrophy - a form of progressive muscular atrophy in which the disease begins in the muscle and not in the spinal centers. Synonym(s): progressive muscular dystrophy
Erb disease - progressive weakness and atrophy of the muscles of the tongue, lips, palate, pharynx, and larynx, most often caused by motor neuron disease. Synonym(s): progressive bulbar paralysis
Erb formula - the portion of the brachial plexus that can be stimulated through intact skin.
Erb palsy - a type of brachial birth palsy in which there is paralysis of the muscles of the upper arm and shoulder girdle. Synonym(s): Duchenne-Erb paralysis; Duchenne-Erb syndrome; Erb-Duchenne paralysis; Erb paralysis
Erb paralysis - Synonym(s): Erb palsy
Erb sign - Synonym(s): Erb-Westphal sign
Erb spinal paralysis - chronic myelitis of syphilitic origin.
Erb-Charcot disease - a type of cerebral palsy. Synonym(s): spastic diplegia; spastic paraplegia
Erb-Duchenne paralysis - Synonym(s): Erb palsy
Erb-Goldflam disease - Synonym(s): Goldflam disease
Erb-Westphal sign - abolition of the patellar tendon reflex in certain diseases of the spinal cord and occasionally in brain disease. Synonym(s): Erb sign; Westphal-Erb sign; Westphal phenomenon; Westphal sign
Nievergelt-Erb syndrome - Synonym(s): Nievergelt syndrome
Westphal-Erb sign - Synonym(s): Erb-Westphal sign

Little,

William J., English surgeon, 1810-1894.
Little disease - a type of cerebral palsy in which there is bilateral spasticity, with the lower extremities more severely affected. Synonym(s): spastic diplegia

spas·tic di·ple·gi·a

(spastik dī-plējē-ă)
Cerebral palsy with bilateral spasticity.
Synonym(s): spastic spinal paralysis.
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