For half a century, the hot bath test has been used as a 'diagnostic test' in multiple sclerosis. The appearance of new neurological signs or aggravation of preexisting signs generally is transient, with resolution on return of body temperature to normal. We have observed 4 patients, however, with considerable and prolonged neurological debilitation after hot bath testing. We suggest caution in the application of such testing.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association|
|State||Published - Apr 1 1983|
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