[Weak respiratory muscles as a first sign of ALS: symptoms may put the physician on the wrong track].

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BACKGROUND Patients with decreased exercise tolerance and orthopnoea are often referred to an internist, a cardiologist or a pulmonologist. These symptoms can also be caused by weakness of the respiratory muscles, as an indication of a neuromuscular disease. If these symptoms are not recognized as such, this may result in a delay in timely diagnosis. CASE… (More)

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