Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tap, tap, tap

I saw an 82 y/o patient today who had a positive Myerson's sign.

The inability to resist blinking when tapped repetitively on the area above the nose and between the eyebrows constitutes a positive sign.

A positive Myerson's sign can be seen with Parkinson's disease as well as early dementia and other progressive neurological illnesses.

I'm sitting here chuckling over the thought of some who are going to try and find a mirror to test themselves after reading this.

Stop blinking!

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