The diagnostic pathway in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

@article{Iwasaki2001TheDP,
  title={The diagnostic pathway in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.},
  author={Yasuo Iwasaki and Ken Ikeda and Masao Kinoshita},
  journal={Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other motor neuron disorders : official publication of the World Federation of Neurology, Research Group on Motor Neuron Diseases},
  year={2001},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={
          123-6
        }
}
INTRODUCTION We present the findings of a survey of the diagnostic pathways and treatment of 50 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). RESULTS The mean time between first symptoms and first consultation with a physician was 5.7 months; mean time between first symptoms and first consultation with a neurologist was 9.7 months; mean time from symptom onset to confirmation of diagnosis was 11.6 months. Patients with bulbar onset appeared to be diagnosed earlier than those with limb… CONTINUE READING
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