pathological reflex


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pathological reflex

Any abnormal reflex due to disease.
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Deep tendon reflexes (DTR) were hyperactive and she had no pathological reflex. The laboratory findings were as follows: WBC 5880/[mm.sup.3], hemotocrite 23.8%, hemoglobin 8.7 g/dL, platelets 132 000/ [mm.sup.3], glucose 102 mg/dL, BUN 96 mg/dL, creatinine 7.3 mg/dL, sodium (Na) 128 mEq/L, potassium (K) 3.1 mEq/L, calcium (Ca) 8.2 mg/dL, phosphorous (P) 7.6 mg/dL and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) 262 U/L.
An evaluation of the patient's motor system identified grade 2 muscle power in both the upper and lower limbs with bilateral positive pathological reflex. Immunology investigations revealed that the serum titers of anti-Ro/SSA and anti-La/SSB antibodies, which are generally accepted as specific antibodies of pSS, were high.