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Hoffmann’s sign
  1. Robin Anthony Weir1,
  2. Cindy Chew2
  1. 1 Cardiology, Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride, UK
  2. 2 Radiology, Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride, UK
  1. Correspondence to Robin Anthony Weir, Cardiology, Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride G75 8RG, UK; Robinweir75{at}

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A 39-year-old woman with known multilevel intervertebral disc disease and longstanding right leg weakness presented with new weakness affecting the left arm and left leg. Examination revealed Medical Research Council grade 4/5 power in both left arm and leg with diminished sensation in the left C5-7 dermatomes, pathologically brisk left upper and lower limb reflexes and a positive Hoffmann’s sign on the left …

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