Digiti quinti sign

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In medicine, the digiti quinti sign is part of the physical examination that can detect hemiparesis.[1]

The digiti quinti signa may be more sensitive than the pronator drift test.[2] The test with a picture is described.[3]


  1. Alter M (1973). "The digiti quinti sign of mild hemiparesis.". Neurology 23 (5): 503-5. PMID 4735466[e]
  2. Maranhão ET, Maranhão-Filho P, Lima MA, Vincent MB (2010). "Can clinical tests detect early signs of monohemispheric brain tumors?". J Neurol Phys Ther 34 (3): 145-9. PMID 20799429[e]
  3. Vincent MB (2009). "A note on the digiti quinti sign in hemiplegic migraine.". Cephalalgia 29 (5): 580-2. DOI:10.1111/j.1468-2982.2008.01743.x. PMID 19025551. Research Blogging.