What strange and rare diseases lurk within neurology?
Neurologist spend most of their time treating many ‘mainstream’ disorders such as epilepsy and migraine. I discussed this in my previous post, what are the most iconic neurological disorders?Neurologists are however required to know many other diseases, often very rare and occasionally esoteric. Some of these diseases are so rare many neurologists haven’t heard of them, or only know about them in passing.
These rare diseases often creep up on us unawares. It is difficult, if not impossible, for any neurologist to confidently diagnose, investigate, treat, and monitor these rare diseases without digging deep and researching extensively. What are these rare disorders? To find out, I scoured neurochecklistsand compiled this list. I have linked each to a reference for further study. Here then are my 75 rarest and strangest neurological diseases.
I am a UK Neurologist keen on general neurology, but with an interest in neuromuscular diseases. I maintain the neurology searchable database, www.neurochecklists.com. I share and discuss current issues around clinical neurology. I hope you find this blog enlightening, practical, and even entertaining.
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