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Is Lhermitte's sign life-threatening?

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The problem can be painful, but it’s not life-threatening. With time or with treatment, some people stop having Lhermitte’s sign.

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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