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The prevalence and implications of a misdiagnosis of epilepsy

04 September 2010

Learning Disability Practice


Aim Epilepsy is common among people with learning disabilities. It can be difficult to diagnose and may be misdiagnosed in one quarter of cases. This article...

The confusing condition

17 November 2009

Nursing Standard


Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition brought on by gluten in the diet. Its signs and symptoms commonly lead to misdiagnosis, leaving individuals at risk of...

Identifying and differentiating stroke and stroke mimics

18 February 2019

Nursing Standard


Stroke mimics are common differential diagnoses of stroke. This article describes common stroke mimics and their presentations. It provides nurses with an overview...

Hand injury: investigating the accuracy of referrals to a specialist trauma centre

26 January 2021

Emergency Nurse

hand injury

Hand injury is a common presentation in the emergency department (ED). The accurate assessment of hand injuries is essential to ensure optimal management, which may...