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Is it Pompe Disease? Australian diagnostic considerations

Tchan, M., Henderson, R., Kornberg, A., Kairaitis, K., Fuller, M., Davis, M., Ellaway, C., Reardon, K., Corbett, A., Needham, M. and McKelvie, P. (2020) Is it Pompe Disease? Australian diagnostic considerations. Neuromuscular Disorders, 30 (5). P389-P399.

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Pompe Disease is a spectrum disorder with an evolving phenotype in which diagnostic delay is common. Contributing factors include the rarity of the disorder, its wide clinical spectrum, signs and symptoms that overlap with those of other neuromuscular disorders, variable diagnostic approaches, lack of awareness of the clinical manifestations and difficulties in completing the diagnostic inventory. International updates and recommendations have been published providing diagnostic guidelines and management criteria. However, questions remain in the Australian setting. A panel (two neurologists, one clinical geneticist) reviewed the literature, examined clinical questions of relevance to the Australian setting, and developed a framework for the guidance. A wider panel, comprising the initial panel plus eight additional members, critiqued the framework and contributed clinical guidance within the scope of their respective areas of clinical expertise. The resultant expert consensus recommendations build on currently available data to propose an appropriate management framework incorporating the diagnosis, classification, therapeutic approach, multidisciplinary care, and on-going monitoring of patients with Pompe Disease in the Australian setting. It is hoped that diagnostic delay can be reduced with appropriate recourse to evidence-based insights and practical advice on diagnosis and management tailored to the Australian setting.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2020 Elsevier B.V.
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