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The occurrence of nystagmus and vertigo on air compression within the external auditory meatus. Seen in congenital syphilis. often accompanied by interstitial keratitis and choreoretitinis. Also called a fistula symptom without fistula.


C. Hennebert:
Réactions vestibulaires dans les labyrinthites héredosyphilitiques.
Archives internationales de laryngologie, d'otologie et de rhinologie, Paris, 1909, 28: 93-96.

N. Asherson:
Spontaneous Nystagmus in Congenital Syphilis.
Archives of Disease in Childhood, London, October 1930, 5 (29): 331–334.
Asherson reported that he had observed nystagmus in 13 out of 40 syphilitic children.

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