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Pitfalls in the diagnosis of motor neurone disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11198744     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Motor neurone disease is characterized by progressive degeneration of upper and lower motor neurones with preservation of cognition. Recognition of classical motor neurone disease is not difficult, but during the early stages both false positive and false negative diagnoses are common. Careful examination, frequent follow-up and ancillary tests are necessary to avoid erroneous diagnoses.
O Hardiman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hospital medicine (London, England : 1998)     Volume:  61     ISSN:  1462-3935     ISO Abbreviation:  Hosp Med     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-25     Completed Date:  2001-02-15     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9803882     Medline TA:  Hosp Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  767-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Diagnostic Errors*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Motor Neuron Disease / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Muscular Atrophy, Spinal / diagnosis
Myositis, Inclusion Body / diagnosis
Nervous System / physiopathology
Polyneuropathies / diagnosis
Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome / diagnosis
Spinal Cord Diseases / diagnosis
Thyrotoxicosis / diagnosis

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