Semin Neurol 1998; 18(2): 211-219
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1040874
© 1998 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.

Approach to Patients with Inherited Neurologic Disorders

John K. Fink
  • Department of Neurology, University of Michigan, and Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Publication Date:
19 March 2008 (online)


There have been tremendous advances in our understanding of inherited neurologic disorders. It is important to recognize that genetic factors contribute to common neurologic disorders once considered idiopathic. Diagnosing and counseling individuals with inherited neurologic disorders requires understanding of fundamental genetic principles. The essential approach to such patients and their family members is presented.