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Lhermitte sign




Lhermitte sign

  1. (medicine) Electric sensations of the spine and limbs induced by flexing the neck forward.
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Modern editors often prefer the non-possessive form of medical eponyms, rather than the older Lhermitte's sign.


  • Lhermitte JJ, Pollak, Nikolas M: 1924. Les douleurs à type discharge éléctrique consécutives à la flexion cephalique dans la sclérose en plaques. Un cas de la sclérose multiple. Revue neurologique 2:56-57.
  • Lhermitte, JJ: 1929. Multiple sclerosis. Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry 22: 5-8.