Persistent Neurological Deficit Precipitated by Hot Bath Test in Multiple Sclerosis

Joseph R. Berger, William A. Sheremata

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1751-1753
Number of pages3
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Volume249
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1983

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