gait apraxia

gait a·prax·i·a

apraxia for walking, accompanied by inability to make walking movements with the legs.
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She suffered from gait apraxia which was a deterioration of the part of the brain that co-ordinated movement, and she would sometimes "freeze" and would have to be prompted by someone to take the next step.
Early or Predominant Neurologic Sign Suggested Diagnoses Tremor Parkinson's disease Gait disorder Multiple-system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) Dementia Alzheimer's disease, multi-infarct state, normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) Autonomic instability Murinary Multiple-system atrophy urgency, constipation, loss (Shy-Drager syndrome) of libido) Visual complaints (diplopia, PSP, multiple-system atrophy ophthalmoparesis) Ataxia Olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA), multiple-system atrophy Apraxia NPH, senile gait apraxia Peripheral neuropathy OPCA, multiple-system atrophy, spinocerebellar-nigral degeneration Pyramidal tract signs Multi-infarct state, multiple-system atrophy, cervical myelopath
Senile gait apraxias may resemble the gait disorder associated with Parkinson's disease, but other cardinal parkinsonian features are absent.