Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2005 , Vol 51 , Num 3
Sparing Effect of Hemiplegia on Arthritis of the Paralytic Side: Case Report
Bengi Öz 1 ,Rezzan Günaydın 2 ,Neşe Ölmez 3 ,Asuman Memiş 3
1 Atatürk Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Kliniği, İzmir
2 İzmir Bozkaya Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Kliniği, İzmir
3 Atatürk Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Kliniği, İzmir

Development of mild symptoms or sparing of the paretic limb are known to occur in rheumatologic diseases diagnosed later in the course of neurologic disorders. In this case report, a 52-year-old woman with oligoarthritis localized contralateral to hemiplegic side was reported along with review of the literature regarding the role of  the nervous system in the pathogenesis of arthritis. 

Keywords : Hemiplegia, arthritis