A problem with nerve, spinal cord, or brain function constitutes a focal neurologic deficit. It manifests in localised areas, like the left side of the face or the right arm, or even the tongue.
Focal neurological deficits include difficulties with speech, vision, and hearing. (Source)
How To Remember The Neurological Focal Deficits
Neurological focal deficits
- Sugar (hypo, hyper)
- Seizure (Todd’s paralysis)
- Subdural hematoma
- Subarachnoid hemorrhage
- Space occupying lesion (tumor, avm, aneurysm, abscess)
- Spinal cord syndromes
- Somatoform (conversion reaction)
- Sclerosis (MS)
- Some migraines
Mnemonic: “10 S“
Mind Map / Concept Map /Memory Aid/ Mnemonic To Remember Neurological focal deficits
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