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Clinical scores in the differential diagnosis of acute stroke

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6957.807c (Published 24 September 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:807
  1. R F Logan,
  2. S M Poulton,
  3. M P Severs
  1. Department of Medicine for Elderly People, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth PO6 3LY.

    EDITOR, - Routine computed tomography for all patients with stroke is not available to some doctors, and this poses management problems. The Guy's Hospital score and the Siriraj score are the “poor man's computed tomography” in terms of reliability, but Maria Grazia Celani and colleagues suggest that they may be used as a temporary guide to management pending computed tomography,1 and Poungvarin et al suggested that they could be used as a means of targeting computed tomography at cases in which uncertainty exists.2 If …

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