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Multifocal Central Nervous System Disorders 

Multifocal Central Nervous System Disorders
Chapter:
Multifocal Central Nervous System Disorders
Source:
Introduction to Clinical Neurology (5 edn)
Author(s):

Douglas J. Gelb

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190467197.003.0010

Most systemic illnesses, neuromuscular diseases, dementing illnesses, movement disorders, and sleep disorders affect the nervous system diffusely. Still, even these diffuse conditions possess some pattern and symmetry. The particular pattern of involvement is generally the basis for making a diagnosis. Unlike focal lesions and diffuse processes, multifocal conditions are characterized primarily by the lack of a consistent pattern.

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