Brain stem auditory evoked potentials and blink reflexes in quiescent multiple sclerosis.

@article{Lacquaniti1979BrainSA,
  title={Brain stem auditory evoked potentials and blink reflexes in quiescent multiple sclerosis.},
  author={Francesco Lacquaniti and Paolo Benna and manfred. gilli and Walter Troni and Bruno Bergamasco},
  journal={Electroencephalography and clinical neurophysiology},
  year={1979},
  volume={47 5},
  pages={607-10}
}
Brain stem auditory evoked potentials (BAEP) and blink reflexes (BR) were studied in 25 patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), the diagnosis being definite according to McAlpine's criteria, in the quiescent phase, without signs of brain stem involvement. BAEP abnormalities were found in 64% of the cases and BR abnormalities in 60%. A good correlation between the two tests was found in most patients. The abnormalities consisted of delayed latencies and/or high intraindividual variability in… CONTINUE READING