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The hot bath test in multiple sclerosis: comparison with visual evoked responses and oligoclonal bands.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4050319     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We studied 50 patients with definite, probable, and possible multiple sclerosis (MS), prospectively (20 patients) and retrospectively (30 patients), to determine the value of the hot bath test for diagnosing MS and to compare it to visual evoked responses and oligoclonal bands. The hot bath test was abnormal in 8 of the 23 patients with definite MS (35%), and 4 of the 27 patients with probable or possible MS (15%). Only one patient with an abnormal hot bath test did not also have other evidence of definite multiple sclerosis. Our results suggest that the hot bath test seldom adds diagnostic information, especially when tests for evoked responses and oligoclonal bands are available.
Authors:
L A Rolak; T Ashizawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurologica Scandinavica     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0001-6314     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurol. Scand.     Publication Date:  1985 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-11-18     Completed Date:  1985-11-18     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370336     Medline TA:  Acta Neurol Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Baths
Diagnosis, Differential
Evoked Potentials, Visual*
Female
Hot Temperature / diagnostic use*
Humans
Immunoglobulins / cerebrospinal fluid*
Male
Middle Aged
Multiple Sclerosis / diagnosis*
Oligoclonal Bands
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunoglobulins; 0/Oligoclonal Bands

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