Clinical Case Database / Category: Case Based Discussion
Motor neuron disease
Thomas W Payne, Christopher J McDermott
Foundation Years Journal, volume 7, issue 7, p.42 (123Doc Education, London, July 2013)
Mr Smith is 72 year old retired teacher who has been electively admitted to the Care of the Elderly ward with a 6 month history of progressive lower limb weakness. He now states he has difficulty swallowing. Your consultant is concerned he may have Motor Neuron Disease and wants to investigate him further with respect to this. You are the F1 and have been asked to clerk him, what do you need to be aware of?
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Thomas W Payne
The Medical School, University of Sheffield,
Beech Hill Road,
Sheffield, S10 2RX
Christopher J McDermott
Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience,
University of Sheffield,
385A Glossop Road,
Sheffield, S10 2HQ
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