Medicine MCQs- 17

Frontal gait disorder is also known as -

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Frontal gait disorder sometimes known as gait apraxia,

Most common dementia diagnosis among older adults

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Alzheimer’s disease,

What is the commonest type of gait disorders can also be classified by etiology?

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Gait disorders can also be classified by etiology
Sensory deficit - 18%
Myelopathy - 16%
Multiple infarcts - 15%
Parkinsonism -11%

Tropical spastic paraparesis is caused by -

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HTLV-1
Tropical spastic paraparesis - is a medical condition that causes weakness, muscle spasms, and sensory disturbance by human T-lymphotropic virus

Cerebellar gait ataxia is characterized by ALL of the following EXCEPT -

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Cerebellar gait ataxia is characterized by a
wide base of support
Lateral instability of trunk
Erratic foot placement
Decompen­sation of balance

Shuffling gait seen characteristically in -

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Parkinsonian gait known as shuffling gait presents as short steps, narrow-based with flexed knees and stooped posture.

FREEZING GAIT is seen in all of the following EXCEPT -

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Parkinsonism
Progressive supranuclear palsy
Multiple-system atrophy
Corticobasal degeneration

Commonest cause of cerebellar ataxia in older patients -

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Causes of cerebellar ataxia in older patients include stroke , trauma,tumor,and neurodegenerative disease

ALL of the following are correct about 'cautious gait' EXCEPT -

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walks with an abbreviated stride and lowered center of mass, as if walking on a slippery surface
This disorder can be observed in more than one-third of older patients with gait impairment.

Most common cause of frontal gait disorder is -

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Most common cause of frontal gait disorder is vascular disease


Most common cause of frontal gait disorder is vascular disease, particularly subcortical small-vessel disease. Lesions are frequently found in the deep frontal white matter and centrum ovale.

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