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Ice Test: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: None written. Excerpt from the entry in Myasthenia Gravis:
The ice pack test is performed by placing a latex glove finger filled with crushed ice over the more ptotic eyelid for 2 minutes. Complete or almost complete resolution of ptosis or at least a 2-mm increase in palpebral fissure width constitutes a positive response to these maneuvers. It is very important to evaluate the improvement immediately following the test, as the lids may quickly begin to droop again.

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Myasthenia Gravis

85% sensitive, 96% specific