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

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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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