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The palmomental reflex: stop scratching around!
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    The palmomental reflex: Reply to Schott and Rossor

    Dear Editor,

    The only thing that I can disagree with in Jonathan Schott and Martin Rossor's article on the palmomental reflex in the December issue of Practical Neurology is their plea that I should stop scraping. I have found that the palmomental reflex can be made more specific for detecting brain damage by applying the orange stick or car key to the hypothenar rather than the thenar eminence. A positive palmomen...

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