Electroretinographic and visual evoked potential abnormalities in myotonic dystrophy

G. Sandrini, C. Gelmi, V. Rossi, P. E. Bianchi, E. Alfonsi, C. Pacchetti, A. P. Verri, G. Nappi

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Abstract

Pattern visual evoked potentials (VEPs) and electroretinograms (ERGs) were recorded in 20 patients with myotonic dystrophy. Thirteen out of 20 cases presented both VEP and ERG abrnomalities, 3 only ERG alterations, 2 only abnormal VEPs. A significant inverse correlation between P100 latencies and b1 wave amplitude was observed, while N1-P100 and b1 wave amplitude exhibited a parallel change. These data suggest that retinal abnormalities may have a role in inducing subclinical visual pathway alterations in myotonic dystrophy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-217
Number of pages3
JournalElectroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology
Volume64
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986

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Keywords

  • electroretinography
  • myotonic dystrophy
  • visual evoked potentials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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