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A 32-year-old male asked:

Had lhermitte's sign for a month. mri of brain & c spine normal. affects little fingers, trunk & inner thigh on neck flexion. if not ms, what is this?

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Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Many things: Including transverse myelitis, behcet's disease, and medication.. You're obviously seeing doctors for this already, and just need to continue the neurology work up.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Lhermitte's sign: Lhermitte's sign has multiple different causes such as trauma, behcet's disease, transverse myelitis, radiation, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord compression, chemotherapy, vitamin B12 deficiency, as well as discontinuation from medications (such as ssri's).
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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