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Hemiplegia is a condition characterized by paralysis of one side of the body due to a lesion in the pyramidal tract, which can occur anywhere from the cerebral cortex to the 5th cervical segment.

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Hemiplegia PPT Summary

  1. Hemiplegia is characterized by paralysis of one side of the body due to a lesion in the pyramidal tract.
  2. The condition can be caused by various factors including vascular, infective, neoplastic, demyelinating, traumatic, congenital, and hysterical causes.
  3. Vascular causes of hemiplegia include thrombotic, embolic, and hemorrhagic conditions.
  4. Stroke in young individuals can be caused by factors such as malaria, head injury, OCP and anticoagulant therapy, hyper viscosity syndrome, intracranial neoplasm, and others.
  5. The clinical presentation of hemiplegia depends on the onset and course of the lesion, with acute lesions showing stages of flaccidity and spasticity.


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