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A 42-year-old woman is being evaluated for gait difficulties. On examination, it is found that her ability to walk along a straight line touching the heel of one foot to the toe of the other is impaired. This finding is most common with which of the following?
a. Cerebellar dysfunction
b. Parietal lobe damage
c. Temporal lobe damage
d. Ocular motor disturbances
e. Dysesthesias in the feet
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A 42-year-old woman is being evaluated for gait difficulties. On examination, it is found that her ability to walk along a straight line touching the heel of one foot to the toe of the other is impaired. This finding is most common with which of the following?
a. Cerebellar dysfunction
b. Parietal lobe damage
c. Temporal lobe damage
d. Ocular motor disturbances
e. Dysesthesias in the feet
a. cerebellar dysfunction
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cerebellar probs!
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cerebellar dysfn
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a.. cerbellum - most probably the vermis.
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A 42-year-old woman is being evaluated for gait difficulties. On examination, it is found that her ability to walk along a straight line touching the heel of one foot to the toe of the other is impaired. This finding is most common with which of the following?
a. Cerebellar dysfunction
b. Parietal lobe damage
c. Temporal lobe damage
d. Ocular motor disturbances
e. Dysesthesias in the feet
cerebellar lesion
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