Box Q5.3Trousseau's sign

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In this test the sphygmomanometer cuff is inflated to 300 mmHg for 3 minutes. The carpopedal spasm is painful.

From: Chapter 5, The parathyroid glands and vitamin D

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Endocrinology: An Integrated Approach.
Nussey S, Whitehead S.
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