Q: Woltman sign, also known as "hung-up" deep tendon reflexes on clinical examination is a sign of? (select one)
"hung-up" deep tendon reflexes on clinical examination are due to delayed muscle relaxation - and is a frequent finding in myopathy secondary to hypothyroidism. It is more evident in severe hypothyroidism and is considered a classic sign of this disease.
(Reference has a video demonstration included. Click on the link)
Cyriac S, d'Souza SC, Lunawat D, Shivananda P, Swaminathan M. A classic sign of hypothyroidism: a video demonstration. CMAJ. 2008;179(4):387. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2492977/
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