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28 February, 05:01

Susan, a 67 year old female, is experiencing ataxia, or poor muscle coordination. when doctors perform a romberg test, the results are negative. this negative result indicates that susan's condition results from a peripheral nervous system disorder.

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    Correct Completed Questions; Susan, a 67 year old female is experiencing ataxia, or poor muscle coordination. Doctors perform a neurological exam and they find that Susan is not positive for the Romberg test. Describe what these findings suggest about the sources of Susan's ataxia.

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    In order to test for balance and positioning (proprioception) as a measure of neurological function, or to test level of intoxication alcohol during driving, Romberg test is usually conducted, which can be negative or positive. It is generally used to investigate the cause of loss of motor control in individuals.

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    A positive result showed that her ataxia was due to loss of positioning due to loss of sensory from sensory neurons. However if negative as in the case of Susan, then it is to due to abnormality/dysfunctions in the cerebellum, and not due to loss of sensory functions,
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