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What is L'hermitte's sign in multiple sclerosis (MS)?

Lhermitte's sign is a brief, stabbing, electric-shock-like sensation that runs from the back of the head down the spine. It is triggered by bending the neck forward. Approximately 40% of MS patients experience it at some point during the disease process.

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