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In what percentage of people does lhermitte's sign indicate multiple sclerosis?

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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Not pathonemonic

Lhermitte's sign is common in ms, but is also associated with multiple other diseases or medical conditions including vitamin B12 deficiency.
You should see a board certified neurologist or your primary care doctor for further evaluation.

In brief: Not pathonemonic

Lhermitte's sign is common in ms, but is also associated with multiple other diseases or medical conditions including vitamin B12 deficiency.
You should see a board certified neurologist or your primary care doctor for further evaluation.
Dr. Paul Carter
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In brief: May be nonspecific

Lhermittes is a sign of a problem over the posterior columns of the cervical spinal cord, and is nonspecific, as can be due to ms, but also, cervical stenosis, cord compression for other reasons, pernicious anemia, etc.

In brief: May be nonspecific

Lhermittes is a sign of a problem over the posterior columns of the cervical spinal cord, and is nonspecific, as can be due to ms, but also, cervical stenosis, cord compression for other reasons, pernicious anemia, etc.
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