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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 116-117

Unilateral vertical pendular nystagmus in multiple sclerosis: A distinctive neuro-ophthalmological sign

Department of Neurology, Fortis Healthcare Mohali, Mohali, Punjab, India

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Dr. Amit Shankar Singh
R No: 119, 1st Floor, OPD Block, Department of Neurology, Fortis Hospital Mohali, Sector 62, Phase - VIII, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Mohali - 160 062, Punjab
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DOI: 10.4103/aian.AIAN_289_18

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Lesions in multiple sclerosis can involve brain, optic nerve and spinal cord. We here report a patient of multiple sclerosis, who had unilateral vertical pendular nystagmus, because of simultaneous involvement of optic nerve and asymmetric brain stem lesions. This specific combination is rarely seen in other disorders, therefore can be considered as a distinctive neuro-opthalmoloical sign of multiple sclerosis.

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