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Uhthoff's symptom

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Temporary blurring of vision during exercise – and resulting increase in body temperature – in patients with multiple sclerosis. Often associated with optic neuritis, it is a summarizing term for the typical eye symptoms in multiple disseminated sclerosis, particularly nystagmus. The symptoms tend to go away when the bodu has returned to normal temperature.


  • W. Uhthoff:
    Untersuchungen über die bei der multiplen Herdsklerose vorkommenden Augenstörungen.
    Archiv für Psychiatrie und Nervenkrankheiten, Berlin, 1890, 21: 55-116 and 303-410.

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