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CILNICAL SIGN
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 175-176

The split hand sign


1 Department of Neurology, Fortis and MGM Hospitals, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Neurology, Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Rajesh Benny
MGM Hospital, Sector 3, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.99700

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Amyotrophic Lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a disease characterized by pure motor asymmetric wasting of various muscles with associated upper motor neuron signs. The split hand sign, which is because of dissociated muscle weakness in the hands (thenar muscles disproportionately wasted as compared to the hypothenar muscles) is a useful clinical sign for bed side diagnosis of ALS.


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