Chvostek sign, frequently found in healthy subjects, is not a useful clinical sign

and Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) (B.D.), Paris, France.
Neurology (Impact Factor: 8.29). 03/2013; 80(11):1067. DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e31828728bc
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A healthy, 26-year-old resident (video) presented with a bilateral Chvostek sign. This finding prompted us to search for the sign in young healthy subjects in our ward, mainly residents and medical students. We found this sign in 6 of 11 subjects.

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