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Man spent 43 years in a wheelchair after mistaken diagnosis
 

Man spent 43 years in a wheelchair after mistaken diagnosis

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When Portuguese man Rufino Borrego was 13, he was diagnosed as having muscular dystrophy. But a neurologist realised he actually suffered from a different disease (file image).
 
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4 Oct 2016 - General
 
Marinelle Castro completely agree about what you said because we don't have the exact history of this patient . But i am sure that us doctors will know that such missed diagnoses are possible. Especially when the progress and research on almost all diseases are going at a very fast pace in today's world. Therefore huge responsibilities lie on us doctors to keep us upto date with the latest development in...
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TALAL HUSSAIN Its really hard to pinpoint what factors brought about the mistake. I am unfamiliar of the healthcare system in Portulal in the 1960's. However, it might be useful to know that myasthenia gravis was only discovered to be a neuromuscular junction disease in the 1970's. Perhaps little is known about the pathophysiology of the disease thats why diagnosis back then was difficult. I'm not ev...
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