Unilateral asterixis: motor integrative dysfunction in focal vascular disease.

Journal Article

In three patients we found unilateral asterixis in limbs contralateral to a discrete lesion adjacent to the internal capsule. Etiology was vascular in each, with no metabolic or toxic disturbance. Unilateral asterixis bespeaks focal disease arising from lesions in the thalamus or internal capsule and is a sign of motor integrative dysfunction.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Massey, EW; Goodman, JC; Stewart, C; Brannon, WL

Published Date

  • August 1, 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1180 - 1182

PubMed ID

  • 572509

Pubmed Central ID

  • 572509

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-3878

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1212/wnl.29.8.1180


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States