MS Diagnosis Stumps Emergency Docs

Many patients with early signs of multiple sclerosis go to an emergency room for care, but, at one big-city hospital, the diagnosis was initially missed in 40% of cases, a researcher said here.

Review of patient records at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City indicated that, among patients treated at the emergency room who were later diagnosed with MS at the institution, only 61% received the diagnosis at that visit, said Stephen Krieger, MD.

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Source: MedPage Today