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Here is a quick mnemonic “HEMIPARESIS to remember about Acute Hemiparesis

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT & NCLEX exams

Acute Hemiparesis : How To Remember Easily ?

  • H: Hemiparesis is often caused by focal structural lesions.
  • E: Episodic hemiparesis can result from rapidly expanding lesions.
  • M: Multiple sclerosis is one of the inflammatory disorders that can lead to hemiparesis.
  • I: Infectious or inflammatory disorders can cause subacute hemiparesis.
  • P: Parasitic infection is another potential cause of subacute hemiparesis.
  • A: AIDS-related subacute hemiparesis may be due to toxoplasmosis or CNS lymphoma.
  • R: Subacute or chronic hemiparesis may be related to primary or metastatic neoplasms.
  • E: Evolution of hemiparesis over months suggests a chronic condition.
  • S: Subdural hematoma is a possible cause of subacute or chronic hemiparesis.
  • I: Investigation of acute hemiparesis typically begins with a CT scan.
  • S: Subacute or chronic cases of hemiparesis may require an MRI for further evaluation.


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