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February 2009

Progressive Ataxia, Palatal Tremor, and the Romberg Sign—Reply

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Copyright 2009 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2009

Arch Neurol. 2009;66(2):284-285. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2008.554

In reply

My coauthors and I thank Drs Teive and Munhoz for their interesting comments. We agree with the comments regarding distinction between the classic Romberg sign and rombergism. In our article, we stated that the patient had Romberg and walking instability, meaning that the patient had axial body swaying with the eyes both open and closed in the Romberg position and when walking, and we never said that she had a positive Romberg sign.

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