What should a neurologic exam include in patients with suspected anemia?

Updated: Oct 08, 2018
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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The neurologic examination should include tests of position sense and vibratory sense, examination of the cranial nerves, and testing for tendon reflexes. The heart should not be ignored, because enlargement may provide evidence of the duration and the severity of the anemia, and murmurs may be the first evidence of a bacterial endocarditis that could explain the etiology of the anemia.


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