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Symptoms 'unexplained by organic disease' in 1144 new neurology out-patients: how often does the diagnosis change at follow-up?

Abstract:

It has been previously reported that a substantial proportion of newly referred neurology out-patients have symptoms that are considered by the assessing neurologist as unexplained by 'organic disease'. There has however been much controversy about how often such patients subsequently develop a disease diagnosis that, with hindsight, would have explained the symptoms. We aimed to determine in a large sample of new neurology out-patients: (i) what proportion are assessed as having symptoms une...

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10.1093/brain/awp220

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Journal:
Brain : a journal of neurology
Volume:
132
Issue:
Pt 10
Pages:
2878-2888
Publication date:
2009-10-05
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EISSN:
1460-2156
ISSN:
0006-8950
URN:
uuid:706eeb0d-397a-4804-9ea5-6ddf8bc9aaa2
Source identifiers:
175816
Local pid:
pubs:175816

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