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How is Lhermitte's sign related to multiple sclerosis?

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When you have MS, your immune system begins to attack the fatty coating, called myelin, that protects your nerves. Without it, scar tissue forms and begins to block the messages traveling in your brain and spinal cord. Lhermitte’s sign is one of the symptoms that happens when those signals don’t move like they should.

SOURCES:

White, F. , Xlibris, 2009. Physical Signs in Medicine and Surgery: An Atlas of Rare, Lost and Forgotten Physical Signs

Galey, T. , winter 2004. International Journal of MS Care

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

John Hopkins Medicine: “Multiple Sclerosis (MS).”

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: “Lhermitte’s Sign.”

National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 6, 2018

SOURCES:

White, F. , Xlibris, 2009. Physical Signs in Medicine and Surgery: An Atlas of Rare, Lost and Forgotten Physical Signs

Galey, T. , winter 2004. International Journal of MS Care

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

John Hopkins Medicine: “Multiple Sclerosis (MS).”

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: “Lhermitte’s Sign.”

National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 6, 2018

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