Middle latency auditory evoked potentials (MLAEPs) in (MS)


Celebisoy N. , Aydogdu I., Ekmekci O., Akurekli O.

ACTA NEUROLOGICA SCANDINAVICA, vol.93, no.5, pp.318-321, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 93 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Title of Journal : ACTA NEUROLOGICA SCANDINAVICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.318-321

Abstract

Middle latency auditory evoked potentials (MLAEPs) were studied in 30 definite multiple sclerosis (MS) patients in addition to brain-stem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs). BAEP abnormalities were detected in 18 (60%) patients. MLAEPs were abnormal in 22 (73%) of them. In 15 patients BAEPs and MLAEPs were both abnormal. MLAEPs were found abnormal in 7 of the 12 patients with normal BAEPs. In 18 patients with abnormal BAEPs only 3 had normal MLAEPs. MLAEPs abnormalities are consistent with a rostral auditory pathway involvement. Therefore, they can be used in combination with BAEPs to examine the whole auditory system to improve the sensitivity.