Absence of consensus in diagnostic criteria for familial neurodegenerative diseases.
AffiliationTrinity College Institute of Neurosciences, Beaumont Hospital, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Physician's Practice Patterns
Reproducibility of Results
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CitationAbsence of consensus in diagnostic criteria for familial neurodegenerative diseases. 2012, 83 (4):365-7 J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr.
JournalJournal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry
AbstractA small proportion of cases seen in neurodegenerative conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer disease are familial. These familial cases are usually clinically indistinguishable from sporadic cases. Identifying familial cases is important both in terms of clinical guidance for family members and for gene discovery.