Romberg's sign

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A finding on examination suggesting a sensory disorder affecting those nerves that transmit information to the brain about the position of the limbs and joints and the tension in the muscles. The patient is asked to stand upright. Romberg’s sign is positive if he maintains his posture when his eyes are open but sways and falls when his eyes are closed. M. Romberg (1795–1873), German neurologist

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