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News and Comment This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND VISION Exacerbation of neurologic symptoms on exertion or overheating is frequently observed by patients with multiple sclerosis. In some, it may constitute the presenting complaint. The transient worsening of vision with retrobulbar neuritis of demyelinative origin is called Uhthoff's sign and has previously been editorialized in the Archives (Rucker, C. W.: Uhthoff's Symptom, 72: 141 [July] 1964). The following personal account by an anonymous patient with multiple sclerosis documents this symptom impressively.—D.G.C.It was my junior year in college when I had my first contact with a disease that was later to be identified as multiple sclerosis. I began to experience tingling in my right thigh. Its persistence made me nervous, but I tried to believe I had received an injury or a chill. In any case, I was too busy with part-time work and with my studies to consult a physician. But the strange sensation soon http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

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Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 80 (6) – Dec 1, 1968

News and Comment

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND VISION Exacerbation of neurologic symptoms on exertion or overheating is frequently observed by patients with multiple sclerosis. In some, it may constitute the presenting complaint. The transient worsening of vision with retrobulbar neuritis of demyelinative origin is called Uhthoff's sign and has previously been...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1968 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1968.00980050814025
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND VISION Exacerbation of neurologic symptoms on exertion or overheating is frequently observed by patients with multiple sclerosis. In some, it may constitute the presenting complaint. The transient worsening of vision with retrobulbar neuritis of demyelinative origin is called Uhthoff's sign and has previously been editorialized in the Archives (Rucker, C. W.: Uhthoff's Symptom, 72: 141 [July] 1964). The following personal account by an anonymous patient with multiple sclerosis documents this symptom impressively.—D.G.C.It was my junior year in college when I had my first contact with a disease that was later to be identified as multiple sclerosis. I began to experience tingling in my right thigh. Its persistence made me nervous, but I tried to believe I had received an injury or a chill. In any case, I was too busy with part-time work and with my studies to consult a physician. But the strange sensation soon

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 1968

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