A. NARASIMHA REDDY, M.D.
To the editor: I would like to report an interesting neurologic syndrome. One day while on ward rounds with the house staff, wearing a new Littman Stethoscope (3M, Irvine, California) with the metal arms on either side of my neck, I became acutely aware of a strange constellation of symptoms. Beginning within a period of 5 to 10 minutes there was a peculiar sensation of increased warmth, burning, and later tingling and numbness distributed bilaterally and symmetrically along the posterior surface of the auricula, helix, and lobule of the ear and over the retroauricular and mastoid areas. Distracted but undaunted,
REDDY AN. The Stethoscope Neuropathy. Ann Intern Med. ;106:913–914. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-6-913_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(6):913-914.
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