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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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    these are carpopedal spasms seen in tetany
     


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    Carpopedal Spasm i.e. Hand of the obstetrician due to Hypocalcemia from latent Tetany
     


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    Carpopedal spasm in cause of l. tetany.
     


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    obstetric hand (probable couse is hypocalsemia)
     


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    most probably this is trousseau's sign due to hypocalcaemia. suggestive features are flexed wrist & MPJ, extended DIPJ & PIPJ, adducted fingers & thumb adops a posture of opposition
     


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    Carpopedal spasm
     


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    Trousseau's Sign ( Carpopedal spasm associated with hypocalcemia )
     


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    Correct answer:

    Trousseau's sign (also known as obstetric hand); it indicates serious hypocalciemia, of which latent tetany is one of the possibles causes.

    It's a carpopedal spasm with flexion of the fingers and wrist. Serious hypocalciemia can also cause seizures and cataract.
     


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