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Could this be MND? A diagnostic tool for GPs

A new diagnostic tool highlighting MND ‘red flags’ has been developed for GPs. 

Painless, progressive weakness – Could this be motor neurone disease?

Designed to assist GPs in recognising motor neurone disease symptoms the red flags tool aims to improve timely referral to a neurologist.
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Motor neurone disease (MND) is often clinically difficult to diagnose. There is no single investigation specific to MND and no sensitive disease-specific biomarker so diagnosis is based on symptoms, clinical findings and the results of electrodiagnostic, neuroimaging and laboratory studies.1

Rapid and accurate diagnosis is crucial in ensuring the needs of people living with MND are met from the earliest possible stage. 

A new diagnostic tool highlighting MND ‘red flags’ has been developed for Australian GPs by MND Australia with the support of state MND associations.

The red flags tool Painless, progressive weakness – Could this be motor neurone disease? aims to expedite accurate diagnosis and improve timely referral to a neurologist.

Adapted with permission from the MND Association of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the Australian version ­– Could this be motor neurone disease? – outlines MND signs and symptoms including bulbar and limb features, respiratory and cognitive features as well as supporting factors that point towards a diagnosis of MND.


Download your copy of Painless, progressive weakness – Could this be motor neurone disease?
 
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The Motor Neurone disease diagnostic tool has been officially recognised as an Accepted Clinical Resource by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.



Reference:
  1. Andersen PM, et al. Eur J Neurol 2012;19:360-375.
 

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