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Diagnosis of Neurologic Disorders 

Diagnosis of Neurologic Disorders
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Diagnosis of Neurologic Disorders
Author(s):

Lyell K. Jones

, Brian A. Crum

, Eduardo E. Benarroch

, and Robert D. Brown

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199948949.003.0044
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date: 14 November 2019

Neurologic disorders are common, occurring in about 10% of patients in the ambulatory primary care setting. Approximately 25% of hospital inpatients have a neurologic diagnosis as a primary or secondary problem. Accordingly, primary care physicians must be familiar with common neurologic disorders, particularly as the population ages and cerebrovascular disorders, dementias, and Parkinson disease become more prevalent. This chapter has two goals: review the clinical approach to patients with neurologic disease and summarize tests commonly used in evaluating patients with neurologic disorders.

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