Dermatological clues to neurological diagnoses.
Many neurological conditions are accompanied by skin changes, which frequently appear before the onset of the neurological symptoms. In some cases a rash may herald the start of an infectious process. In others, skin changes may mirror pathological processes that are also occurring in the brain or peripheral nerves. Careful examination of the skin can therefore provide important clues when making a neurological diagnosis, allowing early treatment and avoiding unnecessary tests. Instead of pre...Expand abstract
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