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Charcot's triad I

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The combination of nystagmus, intention tremor, and scanning or staccato speech. This triad is sometimes associated with multiple sclerosis but is not, however, as previously considered by some authors, pathogonomic for multiple sclerosis.

We thank Athanasios Siafakas for correcting an error in the original entry.


  • J. M. Charcot:
    Diagnostic des formes frustes de la sclérose en plaque.
    Progrés médical, Paris, 1879, 7: 97-99.

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