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J Korean Assoc EMG Electrodiagn Med 2003;5(2):141-144.
Published online May 10, 2003.
Cardinal Rules of EMG 4: When it Doubt, Do not Over Call a Diagnosis
Abstract
In clinical practice, the clinician sometimes overcalls a diagnosis based on their own assumption or preconception without delicate analysis about the patient s history and complete physical examination. Furthermore the clinician dose not recognizes their pitfalls because they misunderstood the inconsistent clinical findings to be compatible with overcalled diagnosis. Such overcalled diagnosis usually delays the correct diagnosis and sometimes deteriorate the patient. Whenever the clinical findings, the results, and the interpretations about the laboratory tests are doubt, the clinician must not over call a diagnosis and reanalysis the inconsistent clinical features.
Key Words: Overcall, Diagnosis


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