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  1. J.P.C. Peper

    J.P.C. Peper Bronze Member

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    What’s this sign called, and what could be the underlying condition?

    I’ll post the correct answer in a couple of days!

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    bit unclear photo pepper..is the doctor tapping the angle of jaw? he may be eliciting chvostek's sign seen in hypocalcemia
     

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    Weiss sign
     

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    Chvostek's sign (also known as Chvostek-Weiss or Weiss sign).

    When tapping the nervus facialis at the angle of the jaw, the lips and nose will twitch because of serious hypocalciemia (e.g. due to hypoparathyroidism, pseudohypoparathyroidism, hypovitaminosis D). Cramps and spasms are also seen in serious hypocalciemia.
     

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