What Causes Numbness In Right Arm, Blurred Vision, Fluent Aphasia And Reading Disability?
I am interested in the areas of the brain that were affected. These where the symptoms
- Numbness in her right arm
- Right arm slumped across desk chair
- blurred vision
- mild fluent aphasia
- Increased temperature – 38*C
- Unable to repeat words correctly
- Minor reading and reading impairment
- Difficulty in seeing objects on patients right side
- Slightly increased tone in right arm
- Mildly increased reflexes in right arm, Babinski sign present
- Decreased pinprick sensation on right side
- Agraphesthesia and astereognosis in right arm
Left parietal lobe impairment.
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I have read your question and understand your concerns.
Those symptoms indicate that the left parietal lobe of the brain is dysfunctional.
It could be affected by mass lesions, arteriovenous malformation, stroke, and since there is temperature, brain abscess.
The diagnosis depends on the symptoms onset (gradual or abrupt), duration, and in brain imaging studies.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
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like, if there was a lesion, where would the lesion be?
Mixed signs due to mass effect.
Hello and thanks for being on follow up.
Babinski sign or reflex indicates upper motor neuron involvement and is not characteristic for abrupt start of symptoms.
It may have been there from other reasons such cervical cord myelomalacia for example.
If days after abrupt start of symptoms passed, Babinski sign may become positive together with increased levels.
It may be related to motor pathways dysfunction due to mass effect, edema etc.
The lesion in this case is located more probably at parietal lobe and additional motor signs may be related to compression of nearby motor areas by edema for example.
Abrupt onset is typical for stroke, arteriovenous malformation rupture, trauma.
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