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Dawson's fingers

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    Dawson's fingers is a condition affecting the brain of Multiple Sclerosis patients. The condition is the result of inflammation around long axis of medular veins. This results in a finger-like appearance of the lesions extending mainly off the ventricles within the brain. The term "Dawson's fingers" was coined by Charles Lumsden.


    • James Walker Dawson:
      The histology of disseminated sclerosis.
      Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1916, 50 (3): 517-740.

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