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Increasing the specificity of diagnostic criteria for schwannomatosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16534111     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Diagnostic criteria for schwannomatosis have been proposed in a recent consensus statement. These criteria permit schwannomatosis to be distinguished from neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) in most patients, but there is some clinical overlap between the two diseases. In this study, the authors use data from the population-based United Kingdom NF2 Registry to recommend modifications that increase the specificity of the schwannomatosis diagnostic criteria.
Authors:
Michael E Baser; J M Friedman; D Gareth R Evans
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology     Volume:  66     ISSN:  1526-632X     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurology     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-14     Completed Date:  2006-04-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401060     Medline TA:  Neurology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  730-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
michael.baser@verizon.net
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Age of Onset
Child, Preschool
Diagnosis, Differential
Female
Humans
Male
Neurilemmoma / diagnosis*
Neurofibromatosis 2 / diagnosis*
Sensitivity and Specificity

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