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Incremental limb hypometria
  1. T Mizuno,
  2. G P Crucian,
  3. G R Finney,
  4. Y Jeong,
  5. V Drago,
  6. K M Heilman
  1. Department of Neurology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
 K M Heilman
 Department of Neurology, University of Florida College of Medicine, L3-100 McKnight Brain Institute, Newell Drive, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA


To find out if patients with right hemisphere strokes (RHD) demonstrate a form of progressive or incremental limb hypometria (ILH), 11 RHD patients and eight matched controls were tested by having them draw a series of horizontal lines while blindfolded. Unlike controls, six RHD patients displayed an incremental decrease in the length of lines they drew, a sign of ILH. ILH might be a common source of disability and hinder rehabilitation efforts.

  • ILH, incremental limb hypometria
  • hypometria
  • impersistence
  • right hemisphere
  • stroke

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  • This work is partly supported by Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the State of Florida Memory Disorder Clinics.

  • Competing interests: None.

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