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Here is a quick mnemonic “MOTOR NEURON to remember about Chronic Quadriparesis

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

Chronic Quadriparesis : How To Remember Easily ?

  • M – Multiple sclerosis may cause quadriparesis
  • O – Over weeks to years, quadriparesis may develop
  • T – Tumors in the brain or spinal cord can lead to quadriparesis
  • O – Obtunded patients should undergo a CT scan of the brain
  • R – Rapid onset of upper motor neuron signs requires an MRI of the cervical cord
  • N – Neuropathy can result in quadriparesis
  • E – Electrolyte levels can be determined through laboratory studies
  • U – Uncertain weakness requires further investigation
  • R – Routine EMG and nerve conduction studies can help localize the pathology
  • O – Onset of quadriparesis can be gradual or acute
  • N – Neurologic disorders may cause quadriparesis


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