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Neurology. 2001 Oct 23;57(8):1497-9.

Improved accuracy of clinical diagnosis of Lewy body Parkinson's disease.

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United Kingdom Parkinson's Disease Society Brain Research Centre, Institute of Neurology, London, UK.

Abstract

The authors studied the accuracy of clinical diagnosis of idiopathic PD (IPD) in 100 consecutive clinically diagnosed cases that came to neuropathological examination. Ninety fulfilled pathologic criteria for IPD. Ten were misdiagnosed: multiple system atrophy (six), progressive supranuclear palsy (two), post-encephalitic parkinsonism (one), and vascular parkinsonism (one). Assessment of the clinical features suggests that an accuracy of 90% may be the highest that can be expected using current diagnostic criteria.

PMID:
11673599
DOI:
10.1212/wnl.57.8.1497
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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