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Delayed diagnosis of spinal cord injuries in Huntington's disease

Morrison, Hamish D., Morgan, Dafydd ORCID:, McLauchlan, Duncan J., Clenaghan, Catherine and Rosser, Anne E. ORCID: 2021. Delayed diagnosis of spinal cord injuries in Huntington's disease. Practical Neurology 21 (3) , pp. 231-234. 10.1136/practneurol-2020-002854

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Huntington’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder, characterised by progressive cognitive, motor and psychiatric symptoms. Patients with advanced disease presenting to emergency medical services can pose a diagnostic and management challenge for physicians unfamiliar with the condition. We describe two patients with Huntington’s disease in whom the diagnosis of traumatic spinal cord injury was delayed, discuss the role that cognitive bias and other factors played in this delay, and the lessons we can learn.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group / Blackwell Publishing
ISSN: 1474-7758
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 7 April 2021
Date of Acceptance: 16 January 2021
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2024 01:06

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