Which evaluations should be included in the neurologic exam for ischemic stroke?

Updated: May 27, 2020
  • Author: Edward C Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Answer

Essential components of the neurologic examination include the following evaluations:

  • Cranial nerves

  • Motor function

  • Sensory function

  • Cerebellar function

  • Gait

  • Language (expressive and receptive capabilities)

  • Mental status and level of consciousness

The skull and spine also should be examined, and signs of meningismus should be sought.


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