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Systemic staph A infection, power loss in hip flexor and knee extensor muscles. Weakness related to infection?

I am a PT and I have a patient who has had a serious systemic Staph A infection. She now shows significant power loss in the hip flexor and knee extensor muscles of one leg and one shoulder . As well she has a new dx of diabetes and endopthalmitis. Could the motor weakness be related to the infection? Or should be be looking for another neurological cause?
Asked On : Sat, 6 Oct 2012
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It is very difficult to comment as motor weakness in one half of the body is usually not due to infection as infection leads to rather complete paralysis, I would recommend a MRI of the spine to find out the cause of this weakness and a lumbar puncture with CSF examination is also going to help.
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