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Question: Positive Babinski

 fearuvhorses - Mon Jul 14, 2003 7:51 pm

Is a positive Babinski reflex accompanied by minor (come and go) numbness/tingling/pins and needles in hand and toes (one side) and a single dilated pupil (responds but springs back to original dilated state immediately) of concern or is this a possibly benign grouping of coincidental symptoms. Also, is positive Babinski reflex ALWAYS indicative of neurological damage or can this occur on its own.

Thank you.
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Sat Aug 23, 2003 10:07 pm

User avatar Dear Fearuvhorses,

The symptoms that you are describing although not typical but could be worriesome for a neurological disease called multiple sclerosis.

Babinski sign could be normal in infants below 2 years and in cases of adults in deep sleep. Otherwise, and to the best of my knowledge it is usually pathological.

Thank you very much for using our website and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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