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Caption: It would help to know whether the first incidence of optic neuritis was the presenting symptom of MS or NMO.
The most common presenting conditions were red/sore eyes and flashes and floaters, which were also the most common presenting symptoms in the Welsh scheme (see Figure 1).
De Merieux et al (7) described the commonality of "dysphagia" being the presenting symptom in both esophageal cancer and dermatomyositis, especially in cases which had an incomplete response to treatment with immunosuppressive drugs or corticosteroids, illustrating that the underlying mechanism of dysphagia in dermatomyositis is the involvement of the skeletal muscles of the pharynx and esophagus and some structural abnormalities of the distal esophagus.
The presenting symptoms of anal disease in HIV-positive patients in order of prevalence are the following:
Yet only 6% of patients with celiac disease will have either osteopenia or osteoporosis as their presenting symptom.
Hoarseness was the most common presenting symptom, but patients and medical personnel alike did not realise the significance of this symptom.
A core set of points for each presenting symptom were applied with additional points added and documented at the discretion of the acupuncturist.
Abdominal pain was the most common presenting symptom, followed by vomiting and both nausea and vomiting.
This finding prompted the researchers to look more closely at patients with tremor as the presenting symptom.
Cystic lesions of the parotid gland may be the presenting symptom in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients.
share lessons they have learned from patients with medical students, pediatricians, and family physicians through 127 cases arranged by presenting symptom or condition.
Follath said that shortness of breath is by far the most common presenting symptom, and families should recognise that it can be described in various ways - from "suffocation" to "tight chest" to "heavy breathing".