Table 1

Main presenting symptoms and final diagnosis (n = 76)

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Presenting symptom
    Headache2615
    Sensory disturbance166
    Alteration in Consciousness74
    Visual/eye disturbance64
    Abnormal movement41
    Arm pain41
    Weakness30
    Dizziness31
    Mood disturbance21
    Speech disturbance21
    Unsteadiness20
    Memory loss10
Final diagnosis
    Tension headache1810
    Non-structural disease/stress115
    Uncertain106
    Epilepsy41
    Cervical radiculopathy31
    Stroke/transient ischaemic attack30
    Anxiety/panic attack21
    Carpal tunnel syndrome21
    Migraine21
    Syncope20
    Ulnar neuropathy20
    Benign positional vertigo10
    Depression11
    Horner’s syndrome11
    Hypoglycaemia11
    Meralgia paraesthetica11
    Myelopathy10
    Neuralgic amyotrophy10
    Neurodegenerative disease10
    Parkinson’s disease10
    Post-lumbar puncture headache11
    Post-stroke dysaesthesiae11
    Post-viral syndrome10
    Postural hypotension11
    Raeder’s syndrome10
    Restless legs11
    Tic10
    Transient global amnesia10