The alien limb

Keith A. Josephs, Martin N. Rossor

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The alien hand syndrome is a constellation of signs and symptoms. No one sign or symptom, for example arm levitation, is sufficient to make the diagnosis. A thorough neurological history and examination are necessary to exclude disorders that may mimic the alien hand syndrome. The most common neurodegenerative disorder associated with the alien hand syndrome is corticobasal degeneration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-45
Number of pages2
JournalPractical neurology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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