By Salvatore Mangione MD

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Especially in patients with hemiparesis, where the affected site always exhibits a significantly lower temperature. 8. How long does it take for a thermometer to equilibrate when placed under the tongue? Three minutes with the old mercury thermometers, and around one with the newest models. 9. What is the clinical significance of a fever? It usually indicates the presence of an infection. Fever, however, can also be present in inflammatory processes (like autoimmune diseases), cancers, drug reactions, or even environmental exposure (heat stroke).

He even wrote a couple of books on the diseases of famous Germans (including Luther and Schopenhauer) and a medical reinterpretation of the Bible. 17. What is factitious fever? A self-induced and artificial fever (from the Latin factitius, made by art). This can occur in many ways, the most common being the ingestion (and mouth holding) of hot liquids prior to a temperature check. Factitious fever can often (but not always) be counteracted by measuring rectal temperature (which may even serve as a punitive deterrent) or urinary temperature on voiding.

Other causes include frontal lobe tumors and normal pressure hydrocephalus, where the apraxic gait is associated with bladder urgency, urinary incontinence, dementia, and a cerebrospinal fluid pressure <180 mmHg. Response to removal of 40–50 mL of cerebrospinal fluid is often diagnostic. 98. What is a Parkinsonian gait? The frozen gait of Parkinson’s disease. This is so typical that in the absence of tremor it provides the most reliable sign of the disease. Its main feature is axial rigidity—resulting in a rather slow walk, characterized by a series of small and narrow-based steps that barely clear the ground.

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